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Max Verstappen

Verstappen wants 'final push' on the brink of another F1 record

Can Max Verstappen take yet another record in what has been a dominant season for the Red Bull driver?

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Max Verstappen wants a "final push" from Red Bull at the last race in Abu Dhabi, as he stands to break another record in the 2023 Formula 1 season.

It has been a dominant season from the Dutchman having racked up a win tally of 18 victories, and stands a chance of taking a 19th if he can win another at Yas Marina.

This would officially put him third in the list of all-time race winners, overtaking Sebastian Vettel with 53 victories and joining the company of Michael Schumacher (91) and Lewis Hamilton (103).

He also stands a chance of setting the record for percentage of laps led during a season, a record that has stood since 1963 at the hands of Jim Clark at 71.47%.

At present Verstappen has led 75.06% of all laps in 2023, a phenomenal effort considering there has been 22 races this year.

Verstappen: It's been a long but successful season

Verstappen is looking forward to capping off Red Bull's incredible season with another victory to add to their impressive tally.

"Abu Dhabi always brings back good memories for me and the team, winning my first Drivers' Championship here is a memory that we'll never forget," said Verstappen.

"It's been a long but successful season, I'm looking forward to a break and having some free time.

"The whole team has worked incredibly hard and everyone deserves a good rest and time with their friends and families. It's the last push for the year and I'm hoping to end this season on a high."

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