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All of Max Verstappen's records

Since entering Formula 1, Max Verstappen has been breaking record after record. This started at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, when he made his debut in an official Grand Prix weekend. Just three days after his 17th birthday, he replaced Jean-Éric Vergne in the first free practice session. In the years that followed, Verstappen rewrote the history books several times. RacingNews365 listed the Dutch driver's records for you.

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Which records does Max Verstappen have?

At 17 years and 166 days, Verstappen was the youngest driver ever to make his debut in Formula 1. This was during the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. Verstappen drove in ninth place for a long time and seemed to be scoring points directly, but an engine problem ruined his plans.

Youngest F1 driver in Q3

Two weeks after his F1 debut, Verstappen traveled to the Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Dutchman had a strong start to the weekend. In all free practice sessions, Verstappen was in the top ten. Verstappen was also fast in qualifying: he set a time of 1:51.981 in Q3 with his Toro Rosso, which earned him the sixth starting position.

Youngest F1 driver with points

The Sunday in Malaysia also went excellently for Verstappen. The Dutch driver had a strong race in his STR10 and converted his start in the top ten into a points finish. At 17 years and 180 days, he is the youngest F1 driver to ever score points. Verstappen finished seventh at Sepang.

Youngest leader in a F1 Grand Prix

Prior to the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, it was announced that Verstappen would replace Daniil Kvyat at the Red Bull Racing team. Verstappen was immediately fast in the RB12 and qualified fourth, behind Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and teammate Daniel Ricciardo. In the opening lap of the race, Rosberg and Hamilton collided, after which both drivers ended up in the gravel trap. After his pit stop in lap 13, Verstappen took the lead in the race.

Max Verstappen youngest F1 winner

After 66 flawless laps on the limit, it finally happened: Max Verstappen crossed the finish line as the winner. At 18 years and 228 days old, Verstappen became the youngest driver ever to win a Formula 1 race.

Youngest driver on a Formula 1 podium

Verstappen's victory in Spain earned him another record. The Red Bull driver became the youngest driver ever to stand on an F1 podium in Barcelona.

Youngest Formula 1 driver with the fastest race lap

At the age of nineteen, Verstappen set a new record. During the rainy Brazilian Grand Prix (2016), he set the fastest race lap, making him the youngest driver ever to achieve this within Formula 1.

Drivers with the most overtakes in a F1-season

In 2016 Max Verstappen overtook a competitor no less than 78 times. With that number he set a record.

First Dutchman with a pole position

While several drivers have represented the Netherlands in Formula 1 over the years, until July 2019, no Dutch driver had ever started an F1 Grand Prix from the first starting position. Max Verstappen changed this. In 2019, he clocked the fastest qualifying time in his RB15. This made him the first Dutch driver ever to put his car on pole position.

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Youngest driver with a grand slam

During the Austrian Grand Prix weekend in 2021, Verstappen claimed pole position, led every lap, won the race, and also set the fastest lap. He did all of this at the age of 23 years and 277 days. This gave Verstappen the record of being the youngest driver ever to achieve a grand slam.

Most podiums in an F1 season

In the 2023 F1 season, Max Verstappen achieved 21 podiums out of 22 races. Originally, there should have been 23 races, but due to bad weather, the Imola Grand Prix was canceled. The only Grand Prix where the Dutchman did not secure a podium was in Singapore, where Max Verstappen finished fifth. With this year's record, Verstappen surpasses his own record from 2022, having secured a remarkable eighteen podiums in that season.

Most wins in an F1 season

In the 2023 season, Max Verstappen achieved a new record by securing nineteen Grand Prix victories in a single season of 22 races.

Before 2023, Max was already a record holder, as in 2022, he won fifteen out of the 22 races, breaking the previous record held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Both had won thirteen races in a single Formula 1 season.

Most points in an F1 season

In 2022, Verstappen set a new record for the most points in a single F1 season with 454 points. The Dutchman has broken this record in 2023 with an impressive 575 points in one season.

Most consecutive wins

After the Italian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen broke the record for most consecutive wins. Indeed, the two-time world champion has won 10 Grands Prix in a row, beating Sebastian Vettel who held the record with nine wins in a row.

After the Singapore Grand Prix, Max Verstappen won every race until the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia. It seemed that Verstappen would break his own record. In Australia, the Dutchman experienced a problem with his brakes, causing him to retire and putting an end to his streak of victories.

First Dutch F1 world champion

After a long title battle with Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen crowned himself the Formula 1 world champion in December 2021. This took place during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Verstappen is the only Dutch Formula 1 world champion to date. He became world champion again during the Japanese Grand Prix in 2022. Subsequently, in the 2023 season, the Dutchman became world champion for the third time.

Most expensive super licence ever

Max Verstappen also breaks a record that has nothing to do with racing itself, but in 2023, he had to pay an unprecedented amount for his super license. This is the highest amount ever and amounted to €963,800. How this comes about and is calculated can be found in this article.

With the record number of points in 2023, the Dutchman breaks this record and has to pay approximately €1,200,000 for his super license in 2024.

Longest streak of converting poles in wins

Michael Schumacher once broke the record for most consecutive wins after taking pole position, with 12 wins in a row after starting from first place.

Max Verstappen officially broke this Schumacher record during the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix, where he won the race for the 13th time in a row after starting from pole position. His first pole/win in this streak came during a victory at the Dutch Grand Prix in 2022.

Most consecutive points scored in Formula 1

Verstappen has broken Hamilton's record with 1008 consecutive points scored within Formula 1. Verstappen now stands at 1030 consecutive points, and this record is still increasing, potentially significantly tightening the record.

Max Verstappen 100 podiums milestone

During the weekend in Saudi Arabia in the 2024 season, Max Verstappen achieved his 100th podium. This places him in a list with legendary drivers such as Kimi Räikkönen, Alain Prost, and Fernando Alonso. The third position in this list is held by Vettel with 122 podiums, the second position by Schumacher with 155 podiums, and Hamilton with 197 podiums. The Dutchman will undoubtedly move closer to the top 3 in this ranking of the most podiums in Formula 1 due to his dominance this season.

More than 3000 laps in the lead in Formula 1

During the GP weekend of Japan 2024, Verstappen surpassed the milestone of 3,000 laps in the lead. As a result, the Dutchman overtakes F1 legend Ayrton Senna and ranks fourth on the all-time list of highest number of laps led. Only Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton remain ahead of Verstappen.

Highest Win Percentage on the Current Grid

At the moment, Max Verstappen has the highest win percentage on the current grid with 30.73%. The Dutchman has surpassed Lewis Hamilton, who has a win percentage of 30.38%.

Most points in F1 season

Which team has the most points in F1 history?

Ferrari holds the record for the most points in F1 history and is the most successful team with 16 constructor titles and 15 driver titles. The team has scored more than 10,000 Formula 1 points in total.

What constructor has the most points in a F1 season?

Red Bull holds the record for the most points in an F1 season. In 2023, the Austrian team scored 860 points within one season with 22 races.

Who has the F1 win record in a season?

Max Verstappen holds the F1 record for the most wins within a season. The Dutchman won 19 times out of the 22 Grands Prix in 2023. Verstappen scored an absurd amount of points this season, namely 575 in total.

Is Max Verstappen the youngest F1 winner?

Yes, Max Verstappen is the youngest Formula 1 winner ever. Verstappen won for the first time during the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix at the age of 18.
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