Verstappen’s Special Moment: No Complaints

Max Verstappen has won his third F1 World Championship title, joining the ranks of legendary drivers like Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Jack Brabham, and Nelson Piquet, with his name engraved on the trophy three times.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen has had his name engraved on the F1 World Championship trophy three times.
‣ Verstappen won 19 Grands Prix in the 2023 F1 season and was crowned world champion in Qatar.
‣ Verstappen’s name is engraved on the trophy as many times as the names of Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Jack Brabham and Nelson Piquet.
‣ There are five drivers with their names on the trophy more frequently: Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.


Max Verstappen’s name now graces the F1 World Championship trophy thrice. It’s a big deal. He used to watch Sebastian Vettel in awe, and now, his name is right there on the trophy. It’s quite something, really.

You’d think he’d get used to it, right? But no. The 2023 F1 season was a standout for Verstappen. This Dutchman, he won 19 Grands Prix. And guess what? He was crowned world champion in Qatar.

The trophy? Handed over to Verstappen at the annual FIA Prize Giving. Even that was a special moment for our Dutch champ.

Verstappen’s Pride in His Title

“I remember the Seb years,” Verstappen muses in a Red Bull Racing video. “He’d be holding the trophy, and I’d think, ‘Wow, that’s impressive.’ I’d daydream about having my name on it. Now? I see it three times, alongside other great drivers. It’s cool. Can’t complain.”

Three world titles. That’s how many times Verstappen’s name is etched on the trophy. Same as Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Jack Brabham, and his father-in-law, Nelson Piquet.

But there are five drivers with their names on the trophy more often. Sebastian Vettel (4), Alain Prost (4), Juan Manuel Fangio (5), Lewis Hamilton (7), and Michael Schumacher (7). But hey, who’s counting?

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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