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Max Verstappen

Verstappen joins elite F1 club as he makes history with Imola domination

Max Verstappen's dominant performance at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has ensured he is amongst good company in F1's history books.

Perez Verstappen Imola
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Max Verstappen has joined an elite club of motorsport royalty by scoring his second career F1 Grand Slam.

The World Champion was dominant at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, converting his pole position into a race win.

He also led every lap and claimed an extra point for the fastest lap on race day, securing his second career Grand Slam in the process.

But unlike any other Grand Slam in history, Verstappen's Imola triumph included a Sprint victory after he traded places with Charles Leclerc to win Saturday's 100-kilometre dash.

Verstappen joins F1 greats

Verstappen is now one of a select few F1 drivers to have completed more than one Grand Slam, with his first coming at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix.

The list of drivers to do so includes only multiple World Champions, including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

He still has a long way to go if he is to catch Jim Clark's record of eight Grand Slams, which is closely followed by Lewis Hamilton's six.

Sebastian Vettel also makes the list, having completed four Grand Slams for Red Bull between 2011 and 2013.

F1 drivers to have achieved multiple Grand Slams (all time)

Driver Team(s) Number of Grand Slams
Jim Clark Lotus 8
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 6
Alberto Ascari Ferrari 5
Michael Schumacher Benetton, Ferrari 5
Jackie Stewart Matra, Tyrrell 4
Ayrton Senna Lotus, McLaren 4
Nigel Mansell Williams 4
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 4
Nelson Piquet Brabham 3
Jack Brabham Cooper, Brabham 2
Mika Hakkinen McLaren 2
Max Verstappen Red Bull 2

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