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Max Verstappen

Verstappen smashes 71-year F1 record

Max Verstappen is stringing together records in 2023 and his victory in Brazil adds another unique milestone to that list. The Dutchman has broken a record from 1952.

Verstappen Brazil
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Max Verstappen's dominance over F1 has resulted in yet another record being broken after the São Paulo Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver has been in imperious form and took his 17th victory of the season at Interlagos to extend his own record for most in a campaign.

But the victory confirmed Verstappen would break Alberto Ascari's 71-year record for the highest percentage of race wins in a season. The Italian won six of eight races in 1952 for a percentage of 75.

Verstappen's 17th from a maximum of 22 races means his win ratio cannot be lower than 77.3 per cent. This can rise to 81.8 per cent with one win from the final two races, whilst triumph in both will tick the needle to 86.4 per cent.

Find the list of the highest win percentages below! *Only 20 races have taken place so far.

Highest percentage of wins in an F1 season

Position Driver Year Victories/GPs Win Percentage
1. Verstappen 2023 17/22 77,3
2. Ascari 1952 6/8 75
3. M. Schumacher 2004 13/18 72,2
4. Clark 1963 7/10 70
5. Vettel 2013 13/19 68,4
6. Verstappen 2022 15/22 68,2
7. Fangio 1954 6/9 66,7
8. Hamilton 2020 11/17 64,7
9. M. Schumacher 2002 11/17 64,7
10. Clark 1965 6/10 60

F1 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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