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Max Verstappen

Verstappen breaks another impressive record in Qatar

Max Verstappen secured his third Formula 1 World Championship in Qatar, but the Dutchman also claimed another impressive record.

Verstappen Qatar
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Max Verstappen claimed another Formula 1 record during the Qatar Grand Prix weekend as he continues his historic campaign.

Red Bull driver Verstappen ended the race leading his 769th lap of the year - setting a new record for F1.

The record was previously held by Sebastian Vettel who claimed it at the end of the 2013 campaign - his final title-winning season in F1.

On the top 10 list, Verstappen features another two times with his leading lap tallies from 2021 and last year enough to see him present thrice.

Third on the all-time list is Nigel Mansell, who impressively still sits in third from his 1992 tally at the wheel of the dominant FW14B car despite the vastly reduced number of races compared to the present day.

Verstappen has five more races to add to his record before the season comes to an end.

Most laps led in an F1 season

Driver Team Year Laps led
Max Verstappen Red Bull 2023 769
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 2011 739
Nigel Mansell Williams 1992 694
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 2013 684
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 2004 683
Max Verstappen Red Bull 2021 652
Michael Schumacher Benetton 1994 646
Max Verstappen Red Bull 2022 616
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2020 613
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2015 587

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