Red Bull Aims to Break Mercedes’ Record in Brazil

Red Bull and Max Verstappen are on the verge of breaking the record for leading the most laps in a single season, needing only eight laps in the Brazilian Grand Prix to reach 1,000 and potentially surpass Mercedes’ all-time record if they lead more than 63 laps.


‣ Red Bull and Max Verstappen have had a season of record-breaking moments.
‣ Red Bull is close to reaching 1,000 laps led in a single season in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
‣ If Red Bull leads more than 63 laps in the race, they will break Mercedes’ all-time record.
‣ Only Mercedes (2016) and McLaren (1988) have reached 1,000 laps led in a single year.

Red Bull and Max Verstappen have had an exceptional season, filled with numerous record-breaking moments. Their latest achievement seems imminent as they approach the monumental milestone of leading 1,000 laps in a single season. This record will further solidify Red Bull’s place among racing legends, alongside Mercedes and McLaren.

Toto Wolff might not be keeping track on Wikipedia, but it’s hard to ignore the imminent record Red Bull is about to set. By leading a mere eight laps during the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix, Red Bull will etch their name in the history books, becoming one of the three teams to surpass the 1,000-lap mark in a single season. Both Mercedes in 2016 and McLaren in 1988 achieved this feat, and now Red Bull is poised to join their prestigious company.

The excitement grows as the Brazilian Grand Prix draws closer. Red Bull’s potential to overtake Mercedes’ all-time record hinges on their performance during the 71-lap race. If they surpass 63 laps in the lead, they will secure the highest number of laps led in a single year, surpassing even the mighty Mercedes.

The significance of this milestone cannot be overstated. The fact that only three teams have managed to lead over 1,000 laps in a season demonstrates the sheer dominance Red Bull has displayed throughout the year. Their relentless pursuit of excellence has propelled them to the realm of legends, solidifying their status as one of the greatest teams in Formula 1 history.

In the words of team principal, Christian Horner, “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team. Achieving such a feat is no small feat, and it truly showcases the exceptional driving of Max Verstappen and the ingenious engineering behind our cars.”

As the Brazilian Grand Prix looms closer, all eyes will be on Red Bull and their quest to make history. Can they lead those crucial eight laps and surpass the 1,000-lap mark? Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain – Red Bull’s place among racing giants is undeniable.”

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at 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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