Max Verstappen’s seventeenth win of the System One season rewrote the document e book and established the triple world champion as probably the most dominant driver the game has ever seen over the course of a marketing campaign.
Till Sunday’s São Paulo Grand Prix at Interlagos, the best win proportion for a season was the 75% of late Italian champion Alberto Ascari who gained six out of eight world championship races with Ferrari in 1952.
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Verstappen’s tally so removed from 20 races places his proportion at 85%, and even when he doesn’t win the remaining two rounds of the season in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi, he’ll nonetheless end above 77%.
Not that the 26-year-old was paying an excessive amount of consideration to the statistics when requested how a lot the numbers resonated and motivated him.
“It isn’t about that. I imply, it is not one thing that after I joined System One, I must have a 75% win document over a season you recognize,” he advised reporters.
“These sorts of issues come alongside when every little thing simply works rather well. I really feel good within the automotive, the automotive may be very aggressive, and the group barely makes errors as properly. So then you may get a season like we’re having.
“For me it is extra about simply having fun with the second and attempting to maximise each single alternative.”
Verstappen took a then-record 15 wins in 2022 however an unprecedented run of 10 successive victories from Could to September and a brand new ongoing streak of 5 in a row might imply he ends