With his victory at the Brazilian GP, Max Verstappen not only achieved his seventeenth victory this season but also broke an F1 record that is over 70 years old.
Max Verstappen had already broken this record earlier in the season but with his victory in Brazil, he further improved it. In fact, he won ten races in a row, setting yet another record.
However, the victory at the Brazilian GP was historic for another reason. Max Verstappen took a record from Alberto Ascari, which had stood since 1952 and is considered a milestone for many F1 drivers.
So far this season, Verstappen has won 77.27 percent of the total races in the F1 season. With two races remaining, Verstappen has the opportunity to increase this percentage even further. In fact, Verstappen has already surpassed Ascari’s seemingly untouchable record of 75 percent from 1952, where Ascari won six out of eight races.
Max Verstappen himself claims that he does not race for records in F1, although this season obviously means a lot to him.
“When I joined F1, I didn’t have the intention of absolutely breaking the record of winning 75 percent of the races in an F1 season. Achievements like these happen when everything is going very well,” said Verstappen.
“I feel comfortable in the car, the car is highly competitive, and the team rarely makes mistakes. This allows for a season like this.”
For me, it’s all about enjoying and living in the moment, making the most of every opportunity.”