Max Verstappen now sits in sixth place on the all-time Components 1 wins checklist following the USA Grand Prix. Who’s forward of him?
Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen tied two-time Components 1 world champion Fernando Alonso for sixth place on the all-time wins checklist along with his Japanese Grand Prix victory at Suzuka Circuit, a win which made him a two-time world champion himself.
Along with his United States Grand Prix victory at Circuit of the Americas this previous Sunday afternoon, Verstappen now has now formally handed Alonso for sixth place on the all-time wins checklist with 33 in 160 profession begins.
The win was his thirteenth of the 2022 season, tying the all-time single-season report set by seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in 2004 and later tied by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in 2013. There are nonetheless three races remaining on this yr’s 22-race schedule for him to doubtlessly break it.
However maybe extra vital traditionally, there are actually simply 5 drivers forward of the 25-year-old Dutchman on the all-time wins checklist. At the beginning of the yr, he was tied for sixteenth place on that checklist.
Who’re these 5 drivers?
5. Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna gained 41 races in 161 profession begins. The three-time world champion was tragically killed in a crash at Imola in 1994, at which level he was the game’s second winningest driver of all-time.
4. Alain Prost
Alain Prost gained 51 races in 199 profession begins. The four-time world champion, one in every of three drivers on this checklist to have held the all-time Components 1 wins report sooner or later, made his ultimate begin in 1993. He initially stopped competing after the 1991 season and took a yr off, however he returned for one ultimate yr.
3. Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel has 53 wins to his title in 296 profession begins. The four-time world champion is set to retire on the finish of the 2022 season.
2. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher owned the wins report for almost twenty years, and by a large margin over Prost in second place. With 91 wins in 306 profession begins, the seven-time champion, who retired for a second time after the 2012 season, as soon as owned the report by a 40-win margin, a complete which might have been only one shy of second highest as its personal win complete on the time.
1. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton overtook Schumacher on the all-time wins checklist in 2020, and he now owns 103 victories in 307 profession begins. The game’s different seven-time world champion hasn’t but gained a race in 2022, so he stays tied with Schumacher on the all-time checklist of consecutive profitable seasons with 15.
How excessive can Max Verstappen, who’s at the moment below contract with Crimson Bull by the 2028 season, climb on the all-time wins checklist? Having gained double-digit races in every of the final two seasons, it will not be too far-fetched to counsel he may climb into the highest 5 subsequent yr and into the highest three throughout the subsequent few years.
This yr alone, he has handed Mika Hakkinen (20), Kimi Raikkonen (21), Damon Hill (22), Nico Rosberg (23), Nelson Piquet (23), Juan Manuel Fangio (24), Niki Lauda (25), Jim Clark (25), Jackie Stewart (27), Nigel Mansell (31), and Alonso (32).