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Max Verstappen

Verstappen reacts to beating Ascari record from 1952

Max Verstappen claimed a long-standing record after his win in Brazil last time out as he will now end the season with the highest win percentage in the sport's history - here's what the Dutchman thinks about it.

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Max Verstappen has reacted to achieving statistically the most dominant season in Formula 1 history.

The Dutchman won his 17th Grand Prix of the season last time out in Brazil and ensured that his winning percentage for the year will not drop below 77.2 per cent.

As a result, it will stand as the highest winning percentage in F1 history, surpassing the 1952 record set by Alberto Ascari.

Ascari won six out of the eight races that were held during that year's championship driving for Ferrari.

Having stood as the record for over 70 years Verstappen has now claimed the record as his own with two races remaining in the campaign.

When asked if record-breaking numbers still mean something to him amid his success, Verstappen told media including RacingNews365.com: “It's not about that.

“It's not something that when I joined Formula 1, [I thought] 'I need to have a 75% win record over a season'.

“These kinds of things come along when everything just works really well.

“I feel good in the car, the car is very competitive, and the team barely makes mistakes as well.

“So then you can get a season like we are having. So for me it's more about just enjoying the moment and trying to maximise every single opportunity.”

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