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Max Verstappen

The latest Hamilton benchmark Verstappen is set to pass

Max Verstappen can edge ahead of Lewis Hamilton in another area of the F1 record books, if he wins in Miami.

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Should Max Verstappen win the upcoming Miami Grand Prix, he will overtake another of Lewis Hamilton's career records: Win percentage.

Since their epic, and rather controversial, 2021 title battle, their fortunes have split with Hamilton not winning a race since Saudi Arabia that year, whilst Verstappen has won 39 times and picked up his three world titles, and looks set for a fourth this year.

As a result, Hamilton's win percentage has dived over the past two-and-a-half years from the 35.88% it was after his 103rd win in his 287th start in December 2021 in Jeddah to the 30.53% it is today after a 50th grand prix without a win in China last time out.

By contrast, Verstappen's rise has been evident, with 58 wins from his 190 starts. That is a win percentage of 30.53%.

Should Verstappen win Miami, as he has in the first two years of the race, that will climb to 30.89%, whereas Hamilton's will fall further to 30.47%.

Highest win percentages in F1

Position Driver Starts Wins Percentage
1st Juan Manuel Fangio 51 24 47.06%
2nd Alberto Ascari 32 13 40.63%
3rd Jim Clark 72 25 34.72%
4th Lewis Hamilton 337 103 30.56%
5th Max Verstappen 190 58 30.53%
6th Michael Schumacher 306 91 29.74%
7th Jackie Stewart 99 27 27.27%
8th Alain Prost 199 51 25.63%
9th Ayrton Senna 161 41 25.47%
10th Stirling Moss 66 16 24.24%

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