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Max Verstappen

Horner: Verstappen 'proud' to match Vettel's F1 record

Max Verstappen won at Zandvoort to record his ninth F1 win in a row to equal the all-time record.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner says Max Verstappen is "proud" to have equalled Sebastian Vettel's all-time consecutive win record in Formula 1.

Verstappen navigated a tricky Dutch Grand Prix in front of his home fans to take the chequered flag for the ninth time in a row.

The record was previously set by Vettel during the second half of the 2013 campaign.

Verstappen has repeatedly stated that he has little interest in breaking records - but Horner says that his driver will be elevated by the achievement.

"I think that quietly he's very proud of what he's doing and achieving the record Sebastian did in 2013," he told media including RacingNews365.

"I mean, to win nine in a row is insane. And so to have done it in the same team with another driver. It's something that I don't think any of us could have ever envisaged."

Very special achievement

The Dutch GP was filled with challenges, primarily sprouting from the weather with rain disrupting the start and conclusion of the race.

"We were certainly put up to some challenges not only [in the race], but [also] in qualifying," added Horner.

"I think that the team, Max and Checo have really delivered across all conditions.

"To get nine victories with Sebastian was very special, something I never thought we would end up repeating.

"To be sitting here with Max having replicated what Sebastian did 10 years ago is very special, very special for him, very special for the whole team.

"And we had a few challenges too, to master this race, it had a lot of jeopardy."

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