Three world records Verstappen could break in F1
While the Italian GP has always been a highly anticipated race on the F1 calendar, this weekend will be particularly interesting. This weekend’s results could play a key role in the decision Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) ends the season with a handful of new world records or not. The young pilot finds himself with an incredible leadership of 310 dots in the Drivers’ Championship – 109 points ahead of nearest rival Charles Leclerc with 170 points still up for grabs. His numbers give him the chance to beat several benchmarks in F1.
The first of them is the winning recordwhich is currently shared by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel at 13. The Austrian driver is currently on 10, which means he needs three more wins to tie the record and another to beat it.
The other record we’re talking about is the number of points recorded in a seasonwhere Lewis HamiltonThe register of 413 points remains unequalled. Currently, Max needs 104 points to beat him with 170 left.
And the third record is the number of points separating first from second placea milestone held by Sebastian Vettelwho in 2013 finished 155 points ahead of Fernando Alonso. At the moment, the gap between Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, his closest opponent, is 109.
With these results, the press and F1 fans have been talking about this era of Red Bull for some time as the new golden age, comparing it to the 2013 season with the Vettel-Webber duo as its predecessor. In fact, of the records Max is lucky enough to break, two of them are already held by Vettel, like four consecutive titles for the team. Although, in the words of Christian HornerMax “doesn’t like stats or records”, the truth is that the pilot could add new records this year to the ones he currently has: “The youngest driver to have competed in a GP”, “The youngest winner of a GP”, “The youngest in a fastest lap”, “The youngest to stand on a podium”