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Max Verstappen

Verstappen can surpass Vettel milestone at Azerbaijan GP

Max Verstappen has scored 65 podiums in his last 125 races for Red Bull, and now looks on course to break a record set by the team's former driver, Sebastian Vettel.

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Max Verstappen is just one podium away from surpassing the Red Bull record set by Sebastian Vettel during his time with the team.

The 24-year-old racer, who won his first World Championship title in 2021, is leading the F1 standings after seven rounds of the 2022 season, despite suffering two mechanically-related retirements.

His third-place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix saw him score his fifth podium of the season, and the first in which he has not stood on the top step.

It was also the 65th podium of his Red Bull career, matching the total Vettel amassed during his record-breaking period with the squad, a total that Verstappen can potentially surpass in Azerbaijan.

He still has some way to go before he catches Vettel's 38 race wins for Red Bull, though, with Verstappen currently on 24.

MOST PODIUMS FOR RED BULL IN FORMULA 1

Driver Total Number of races Races per podium
Vettel 65 113 1.7
Verstappen 65 125 1.9
Webber 41 110 2.6
Ricciardo 29 79 2.7
Perez 9 29 3.2
Coulthard 2 72 36
Kvyat 2 23 11.5
Albon 2 26 13

Verstappen now 10th on all-time podiums list

Verstappen is now 10th on the list of all-time Formula 1 podiums, behind only four drivers who are currently competing in Formula 1.

Lewis Hamilton tops the list with 183, but the young Dutchman is already one-third of the way towards catching him.

Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas have also scored more podiums that Verstappen.

MOST PODIUMS IN FORMULA 1

Driver Total Number of races Races per podium
Hamilton 183 295 1.6
Schumacher 155 308 2
Vettel 122 285 2.3
Prost 106 202 1.9
Raikkonen 103 353 3.4
Alonso 98 343 3.5
Senna 80 162 2.0
Barrichello 68 326 4.8
Bottas 67 186 2.7
Verstappen 65 148 2.2

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