24-Year-Old Max Verstappen Breaks Into the Top 10 of All-Time F1 Record With Canadian GP Victory

Published 06/20/2022, 11:25 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Max Verstappen is one of the most talented drivers on the grid. The Dutchman won the 2021 World Championship. He has carried on that winning streak into 2022 and currently has a comfortable lead at the top of the standings this year as well.

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Verstappen added more points to his tally this weekend when he won the Canadian GP in fine fashion. This victory meant that Verstappen has now broken into the top 10 drivers with the most number of F1 wins to their name.

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Max Verstappen made his F1 debut at the age of 17. Since then, the Dutch prodigy has gone on to shatter record after record. Now, after a world championship to his name at the age of 24, he continues his streak of breaking records.

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Verstappen’s win in Canada on Sunday meant that he now ranks 9th in all-time F1 wins. The victory, his 26th, took him past renowned names like Niki Lauda and Jim Clark on the list.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Verstappen now sits just one win behind 8th spot and 3-time world champion Jackie Stewart. He is also within touching distance of, 2-time world champion and current Alpine driver, Fernando Alonso as well as British driver Nigel Mansell. The two have 32 and 31 wins to their names, respectively.

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Verstappen picked up his first win just before his 19th birthday, becoming the youngest driver to win an F1 race. The flurry of podiums and wins has continued since then, making him one of the most successful drivers in the sport.

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The Dutchman has 67 podiums and 26 wins to his name already. And at just 24 years of age, he has ample time to break more records. However, his immediate focus will be the British GP, which is in two weeks. Verstappen will be looking to add another win to his name as he aims to inch closer to Lewis Hamilton’s record of a 103 wins.

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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