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Max Verstappen

Verstappen shatters another Vettel record in Saudi Arabia

The Red Bull driver wrote himself another F1 record - on an illustrious list.

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Most of Sebastian Vettel's 'youngest ever' records have been smashed by Max Verstappen, including youngest-ever race winner and podium finisher.

One record that will never be beaten by Verstappen is that of youngest World Champion, the Dutchman claiming his 2021 title just after he turned 24, with Vettel achieving this at 23, but in consolation, another of the German's records fell to Verstappen after his crushing Saudi Arabian Grand Prix victory.

Verstappen's 56th career win was his 100th podium finish in just 187 starts, joining an elite club of seven World Champions with 25 titles and 407 wins between them or 36.89% of all 1,103 World Championship Grands Prix held as of Saudi Arabia.

Vettel was previously the youngest driver of the club to reach 100 podiums at a sprightly 30 years, 8 months with his victory at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.

As the table below shows, Verstappen smashed that by nearly FOUR years in Jeddah

F1 drivers to reach 100 podium finishes

Driver Total First podium Last podium Age at 100th podium 100th podium
Max Verstappen 100 Spain 2016 Saudi Arabia 2024 26 years, 5 months Saudi Arabia 2024
Sebastian Vettel 122 Italy 2008 Azerbaijan 2021 30 years, 8 months Australia 2018
Lewis Hamilton 197 Australia 2007 Mexico City 2023 31 years, 9 months Japan 2016
Michael Schumacher 155 Mexico 1992 Europe 2012 33 years, 2 months Brazil 2002
Alain Prost 106 Argentina 1981 Australia 1993 38 years, 4 months France 1993
Kimi Raikkonen 103 Australia 2002 Brazil 2018 38 years, 10 months Italy 2018
Fernando Alonso 106 Malaysia 2003 Sao Paulo 2023 41 years, 7 months Saudi Arabia 2023

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