Bahrain GP Record-Breaking Moments

The Bahrain GP saw Max Verstappen‘s victory marking several broken or equaled records, including his seventh consecutive win there and becoming the ninth driver to win in nine F1 seasons, alongside other notable statistics such as Lewis Hamilton‘s 100 percent Q3 appearance rate and the shortest winter break since 1978.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen’s victory at the Bahrain GP marks the seventh instance of a driver winning this Grand Prix for at least two consecutive years, a feat last achieved by Lewis Hamilton in 2019 and 2020.

‣ Lewis Hamilton maintains a 100 percent record for Q3 appearances, a distinction shared with only four other drivers, including Paul di Resta and Juan Pablo Montoya.

‣ The Bahrain GP was the 75th Grand Prix not held on a Sunday and the first F1 race to occur on March 2nd, leaving August 20th as the only date between March 1st and September 28th that has never hosted a race.

‣ Max Verstappen has become the ninth driver to win a race in nine F1 seasons and the fifth to do so in nine consecutive seasons, joining the ranks of Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton.


Oh, the thrill of Formula 1! Each Grand Prix is like a treasure hunt for records waiting to be shattered or matched. Take the Bahrain GP, for instance. It was a spectacle of speed that didn’t disappoint in the record-breaking department. GPBlog has the scoop on all the milestones reached, plus some quirky stats to boot.

Max Verstappen, oh boy, did he shine. He clinched victory, making it the seventh instance where a driver won the Bahrain GP back-to-back. Remember Lewis Hamilton? He did the same in 2019 and 2020. Speaking of Hamilton, the man’s a legend in Q3 appearances, hitting a 100% score. He’s in elite company with just four others, including names like Paul di Resta and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Here’s a fun fact: the recent race was the 75th Grand Prix not held on a Sunday. And get this – it was the first-ever F1 race on March 2nd. Oddly enough, August 20 remains the only date (from March 1 to September 28) that’s never seen a race. The gap between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain? A mere 97 days. That’s the shortest winter break since 1978, which had an even shorter 84 days.

### Max Verstappen breaks record after record

Max Verstappen isn’t just fast; he’s a record-smashing machine. He’s now the ninth driver to win races across nine F1 seasons. Even more impressive? He’s done it for nine straight seasons, joining legends like Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen led every lap in Bahrain, a feat he’s achieved 13 times now. That ties him with Jim Clark for fourth in that particular ranking. Red Bull must be over the moon, as this win places them fourth in the most wins by a constructor, right alongside Williams.

And then there’s Lewis Hamilton, setting records of his own. He’s the first driver to score points in races for 18 consecutive seasons, edging past Jenson Button. After Fernando Alonso, he’s also the only driver to have completed over 19,000 laps. Talk about endurance.

So, there you have it. The Bahrain GP was more than just a race; it was a history-making event. Can’t wait to see what records fall next!

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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