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Max Verstappen

Verstappen eyes building on F1 record after Mexico win

Max Verstappen took a record-breaking 16th win in a single season at the Mexican Grand Prix as he dominated the field yet again. However, the Dutchman is eager to go even further and continue to build on his own record.

Verstappen Mexico
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Max Verstappen has voiced eagerness to build on his own record set at the Mexico City Grand Prix.

The Dutchman dominated the race to take his 16th win of the campaign - setting a new record for the most wins achieved in a single season.

Verstappen bettered his own record that he set last year and has enjoyed an even more successful campaign this time around en route to his third World Championship.

Starting from third on the grid in Mexico, Verstappen was in the lead of the race at the first corner after team-mate Sergio Perez and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc made contact.

He pitted earlier his rivals but most strategies were thrown out the window when the race was interrupted by a red flag midway through following a crash for Kevin Magnussen.

Verstappen then streaked away from the field in the second half to secure the win in Mexico City.

“I mean to be honest, we're experiencing an incredible season and [on Sunday] of course, we had to start P3,” Verstappen said.

“I think the pace of the car was very, very good. We tried to do a different strategy to everyone else.

“Unfortunately with a red flag, we couldn't really show it basically but nevertheless on those tyres at the end, I think we were very, very strong.”

Verstappen reacts to Perez retirement

Verstappen expressed sympathy for his team-mate and the Mexican fans who showed up to cheer him on.

“Unfortunately Checo retired on lap one but the crowd stayed and they have been amazing,” he stated.

When asked about his next goal for the season, Verstappen replied: “17? 18? I don’t know!”

F1 2023 Mexican Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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