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Red Bull Racing

Red Bull smash all-time Mercedes record in Las Vegas

It was a 20th win of the season for Christian Horner's outfit in the Las Vegas Grand Prix - eclipsing a long-held record of Mercedes from 2016.

Verstappen Las Vegas
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Once Red Bull lost its chance at invincibility in 2023 after defeat in Singapore, attention turned to records that it could still grab.

One was the most wins by a team in a single season - with the existing benchmark being the 19 from 21 Mercedes recorded in 2016 with the W07.

The only two races it didn't win that year came in Spain when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg famously crashed on Lap 1 and in Malaysia when Hamilton's engine failed. Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo picked up the wins for Red Bull, respectively.

That had been the yardstick, but the record has now shifted to the RB19, which has become, statistically speaking, the greatest F1 car of all-time.

Verstappen's victory in Las Vegas was the 20th of the year for the team - and while there are more races in modern Formula 1 than say 20 years ago when 16 was the number, they are still races that need to be won.

With 20 wins from 21 races heading into the Abu Dhabi finale - a track it has won the last three races at - Red Bull currently sits on a win percentage of 95.23%. If it wins in Abu Dhani, that will climb to 95.45%.

The team has also smashed the record for most points by a Constructor in a season, currently holding 822, with 44 on offer in Abu Dhabi for a potential total of 866 for the year. Mercedes' previous record set in 2016 was 765, with Red Bull falling just short in 2022 in 759.

Most wins by a team in a season

Team Year Number of wins Number of races Percentage
Red Bull 2023 20* One race remaining 21* 95.2%*
Mercedes 2016 19 21 90.5%
Max Verstappen 2023 18* One race remaining *21 85.7%*
Red Bull 2022 17 22 77.3%
Mercedes 2014 16 19 84.2%
Mercedes 2015 16 19 84.2%
McLaren 198 15 16 93.8%

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