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Max Verstappen

Verstappen gives verdict on eclipsing Hamilton record

With Max Verstappen on a winning streak, could he foresee himself matching Lewis Hamilton's win tally in the future?

One of the things that cements Lewis Hamilton as one of the Formula 1 all-time greats is his impressive tally of 103 wins.

Many of these came during his period of dominance with Mercedes between 2017 and 2020, when he won back-to-back titles with the outfit. Hamilton hit an important career milestone at the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix when he eclipsed Michael Schumacher's win record of 91 victories.

Remarkably his last race win came in 2021 at the Saudi Arabia GP, with many of the victories going to Max Verstappen since then. The Dutchman is currently on a role at Red Bull with the RB19 a continuation of the dominant form exhibited by the championship-winning RB18.

With Verstappen on course to take his third title in 2023, he has already matched the 41 victories of Ayrton Senna. Could he overtake Hamilton in the all-time win list?

"It's very hard to do. You need to be in the right car for a long time and we don't know if we have that," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"But it's also not something I ever looked at, I'm just going with the flow and enjoying the moment."

Red Bull win every race in 2023?

It's hard to think of any driver who could win each race other than Verstappen and Red Bull.

The RB19 has won by comfortable margins throughout the season so far, with the other teams showing no signs of disrupting that any time soon.

Talk has now turned to whether Red Bull can do something no team in F1 has done in the history of the championship, and win every race on the calendar.

It's a feat that is considerably harder given the amount of races on the calendar, something Verstappen believes will be the limiting factor.

"If you look at how we are performing now, yes. But it's very unrealistic," he said when asked if it was possible to win each round.

The team suffered five retirements during the 2022 season between both Verstappen and Sergio Perez.

Even though it is entirely possible the team has improved their reliability in a bid to maximise their chances during what was supposed to be a record-long calendar in 2023, Verstappen believes there will still be aspects out of their control.

He added: "There will always be things that will go wrong in the season that are maybe sometimes out of your control."

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