Max Verstappen has the opportunity to break multiple records in the 2023 Formula 1 season, including the record for the highest win percentage in a season and the record for leading the championship the most races in a row.
‣ Max Verstappen has broken several records in the 2023 Formula 1 season
‣ Verstappen could set a new record for most wins in a season
‣ Verstappen is on track to break Michael Schumacher‘s record for leading the F1 championship in the most consecutive races
‣ Lando Norris could tie Nick Heidfeld’s record for most podium finishes without a victory in Formula 1
Max Verstappen is on the verge of breaking yet another record in the 2023 Formula 1 season. Having already secured his 16th victory in Mexico, he looks set to extend that record to 17 in Sao Paulo, and potentially even reach a maximum of 19 wins after the final race in Abu Dhabi. This remarkable feat adds to the numerous records he has already shattered this season.
One particularly impressive record that Verstappen could achieve is the win percentage in a season. The current record of 75% has been held by Alberto Ascari since 1952. However, if Verstappen doesn’t win another race, he will have won an extraordinary 72% of the races this season. With Victory number 17, the worst percentage Verstappen could achieve would be 77%, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s 2004 record of 72.22%.
Another record that Verstappen is set to break is the consecutive race lead in the World Championship, currently held by Michael Schumacher. Schumacher led the championship for 37 races in a row between 2000 and 2002, and Verstappen will surpass that number at Interlagos. With the world title already secured, Verstappen will have led the World Championship for 39 races in a row by the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Lando Norris faces the possibility of an unwanted record this weekend. If he finishes in the top three without achieving victory, he will have 13 podium finishes without a win in Formula 1, equaling Nick Heidfeld’s record. Additionally, if a British driver scores a point in the Brazilian Grand Prix, it will mark 114 consecutive points finishes for British drivers, moving them into second place on the all-time list.
These records highlight the exceptional performances of Verstappen and Norris, showcasing their skills and determination in the highly competitive world of Formula 1. As the season draws to a close, fans eagerly anticipate whether these records will indeed be broken, adding to the excitement and legacy of the sport.
“Verstappen’s performance this season has been nothing short of extraordinary. Breaking records left and right, he has firmly established himself as one of the greatest drivers in Formula 1 history.” – F1 Analyst
“Lando Norris has consistently shown his talent on the track, but it’s unfortunate that victory has eluded him so far. Nevertheless, his podium finishes are a testament to his potential and the promising future ahead.” – Motorsport Journalist