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The record Verstappen is seeking to break in Mexico

Having wrapped up both Drivers' and Constructors' titles, Max Verstappen now has his sights on F1's single-season win record.

Despite Max Verstappen and Red Bull already having sealed both Drivers' and Constructors' titles respectively, the Dutchman says he is eager to keep winning as he stands on the cusp of setting a new record for most wins in a single F1 season. If Verstappen wins this weekend's Mexico City Grand Prix, he will break the record of 13 Grand Prix wins in a season, which he currently shares with Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. The omens for Verstappen are good, as the Dutchman is the only driver to win three Grands Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, emerging victorious in 2017, 2018 and 2021. "We've always seemed to do quite well as a team in Mexico," said Verstappen. "It was incredible to win there last year and we are hoping for very much the same performance this year. "We've secured the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships but we are still here to win, we will keep pushing and do everything we can to remain competitive for the rest of the season."

Perez eager for home win

On the other side of the Red Bull garage, Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez is seeking to consolidate his second place in the Drivers' Championship, and become the first Mexican to win an F1 Grand Prix in his home country. Earlier this week, Perez took to the streets of Guadalajara for a demo run in a 2011 Red Bull, and talked up the experience of bringing F1 to his hometown. "To come home after winning the Constructors' title on Sunday makes this week feel bigger and more exciting than ever," said Perez. "It has already been such a special week for me, taking the Red Bull Showrun to my hometown, it's a memory that will live with me forever. "I don't want to stop there with creating moments this week, though; my aim is to win my home Grand Prix and I know I have the car and the team to do it. "It has been an incredible season for the whole team and I will give 100 percent to win for these fans in Mexico."

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