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Max Verstappen

Verstappen 'proud' of season, unfazed by statistical achievements

Max Verstappen says that he is 'proud' of his record-breaking season but admits to being 'uninterested' in F1 statistics.

Max Verstappen conceded that he is 'uninterested' in the record-breaking statistics behind his dominant 2022 season.

The 2021 World Champion surged to a second consecutive title with a comprehensive season, sealing the 2022 crown at the Japanese Grand Prix with four rounds to spare.

The Dutchman then secured his 14th win of the season at the Mexican Grand Prix to break the F1 record for most victory in a single season, previously held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

The Red Bull driver commented that his win tally far surpassed his expectations going into the season.

"It was another great race but also, it's just an incredible season for us as a team," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I never thought I would be able to win 14 races in a year, but of course I'm incredibly proud."

Verstappen: Aim to maximise weekend, not break records

At the same race, he also broke the record for highest number of points in a single season, beating the record set by Lewis Hamilton in 2019.

When asked about the importance of the individual records, Verstappen brushed off their significance.

"I was never really interested in stats, I just try to live in the moment," added Verstappen.

"I just tried to, of course, do the best I can every single weekend, I tried to win the races, and that for me is the most important.

"Every single weekend when I go home, [if] I can say to myself that I maximised, or close to that, then I'm happy.

"I'm not that interested in keeping in touch with every stat, but it is an amazing season, and I'm very happy with winning so many races."

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