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Red Bull Racing

The exclusive F1 100 wins club that Red Bull have joined

Red Bull have become just the fifth team to record 100 Grand Prix victories in Formula 1.

It took just over 14 years for Red Bull to race from their first Formula 1 victory to their 100th, courtesy of Max Verstappen in the Canadian Grand Prix.

That is astonishing speed, particularly given the fact that they did not win a race in 2015 and took only 17 in the first seven years of the turbo-hybrid era up to 2021.

Christian Horner's team will go down as one of the very best Grand Prix squads of all time, despite notions that they are a marketing exercise for a fizzy energy drink as opposed to a dedicated and 'pure' racing operation.

After they reached the century, RacingNews365.com takes a look at the four teams to get to three figures first – and no bonus points for guessing who they are...

Red Bull's Grand Prix wins by year

Season Number of wins Title
2009 6 None
2010 9 Both
2011 12 Both
2012 7 Both
2013 13 Both
2014 3 None
2015 0 None
2016 2 None
2017 3 None
2018 4 None
2019 3 None
2020 2 None
2021 11 Drivers'
2022 17 Both
2023 9 - up to Canadian GP It will take a monumental collapse not to win both

The teams who got there before Red Bull

Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Mercedes are the four other teams to have reached 100 Grand Prix wins.

Between them, the five outfits have won 764 races of the 1,087 World Championship Grands Prix held as of the 2023 visit to Canada.

That is a staggering 70.28% of all races being won by one of these five teams.

If you take out the anomalous Indianapolis 500 races between 1950 and 1959, that climbs to 70.93%.

Indeed, since 2010, this quintet have only failed to win five races between them, with AlphaTauri, Racing Point (one apiece) and the Enstone team in their Lotus and Alpine guises (three) spoiling the party.

Interestingly, with the exception of Mercedes, the other three centurions all claimed their 100th win just as they were to embark on a period in the wilderness.

Teams with 100 Grand Prix wins

Team 100th win Wins as of Canada 2023
Ferrari Alain Prost - Brazil 1990 242
McLaren Ayrton Senna - Brazil 1993 183
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Mexico 2019 125
Williams Jacques Villeneuve - Britain 1997 114
Red Bull Max Verstappen - Canada 2023 100

Lean times

Ferrari were on course to challenge for the title in 1990, before Ayrton Senna decided to kindly remove Alain Prost from the equation at Suzuka as they embarked on a slump in form in the early 1990s.

Only the arrival of Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher would arrest the slide, although Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi did pick up a win apiece in 1994 and 1995.

As for McLaren, 1993 was the final year with Senna before his departure to Williams for '94, when Ron Dennis' squad would use Peugeot power, which the less said about is better.

McLaren would not win again until 1997 with David Coulthard.

And as McLaren came back into form, Williams lost it.

Their 100th win came at the scene of the first at Silverstone as Jacques Villeneuve won the British GP, but while he would claim the title that year, to this day, it is Williams' last.

Having taken 18 years to go from 0-100 wins, it has taken Williams 27 to go from 101-114, with their last win coming at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, with the one before that being in Brazil 2004.

As for Mercedes, their century came in the middle of their dominant run through the dominant driver.

Lewis Hamilton took the 100th win for the team in Mexico 2019, just after wrapping up his sixth world title.

He would record his own century – the only driver to reach that mark – two years later in 2021 in what is likely to be the final Russian Grand Prix, and as of the 2023 Canadian GP, has 103 to his name, 62 ahead of Verstappen...

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