At just 25 years old Max Verstappen is currently one of the most successful drivers in terms of wins in F1 history, He’s smashed and set a lot of Formula 1 records in 2023.
Verstappen’s F1 Records – Broken (or Set) in 2023
- The first F1 driver to reach 1,000 laps led in a season (1003 laps led), besting Sebastian Vettel (739 laps led in 2011), and Nigel Mansell (694 laps led in 1992). 1003 laps equals the total led by McLaren in their 1988 season with Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna.
- Most Wins in a Season: Max Verstappen set a new record for the most wins in a Formula 1 season with his triumph at the United States Grand Prix, surpassing his previous record of 15 wins set in 2022.
- Most Consecutive Grand Prix Wins: Verstappen established a new record for the most consecutive victories in an F1 season, securing 10 wins in a row, surpassing Sebastian Vettel’s previous record of nine consecutive wins from the 2013 season.
- Most Laps Led in a Season: Verstappen surpassed Sebastian Vettel’s record of the most laps led in a Formula 1 season, reaching a current record of 922 laps at the Qatar Grand Prix.
- Most Podiums in a Season: Out of the 20 races held in 2023, Verstappen stood on the podium 19 times, setting a new record for the most podium finishes in a season.
- Most Wins from Pole in a Season: Verstappen holds the record for the most race victories from pole position, converting all 11 of his pole starts into victories.
- Consecutive Events Leading the Drivers’ Championship: After the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Verstappen led the Drivers’ Championship for a 38th consecutive event, overtaking Michael Schumacher’s previous record.
- Equaling All-Time Win List: Victory for Max Verstappen in the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix marked his 53rd Grand Prix win, equaling Sebastian Vettel for third place in Formula 1’s all-time win list.
- First Team to Win 20 Races in a Season: A win for Max Verstappen at the Las Vegas F1 made Red Bull the first team to win 20 races in a single Formula 1 season.