Formula 1 motorist Max Verstappen made history Sunday with a 10 th successive win, continuing a season of remarkable supremacy with a triumph in the Italian Grand Prix.
Verstappen, driving for Red Bull Racing, broke a record of 9 wins in a row that initially set 10 years earlier by Sebastian Vettel, who won 4 world champions, likewise driving for the Red Bull group.
” Another win! And a good one, too, too,” Verstappen stated on his group radio after he took the checkered flag. “That’s a great stat.”
” I never ever would have thought that was possible,” he stated in a post-race interview. “But we needed to work for it today, so that made it absolutely a lot more enjoyable.”
Verstappen, 25, who matched Vettel’s record recently by winning his house race in the Netherlands, is on course to win his 3rd world champion this year.
After Verstappen and Vettel, the next names because record book are 3 Formula 1 motorists who have actually won 7 races in a row: Alberto Ascari, Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.
It wasn’t an uncomplicated win for Verstappen on Sunday. He began the race in 2nd behind Ferrari chauffeur Carlos Sainz, who scored lead at his group’s house race and thrilled the tifosi by warding off early efforts by Verstappen to assault his lead on the track. Verstappen ultimately surpassed him on lap 15.
Verstappen has actually won 12 of the 14 races this season, while his Red Bull Racing colleague Sergio Perez has actually won the 2 others. No group has actually ever won every race in a Formula 1 season.
Perez ended up second Sunday, while Sainz held back Ferrari colleague Charles Leclerc to take 3rd location.
Mercedes chauffeur Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time champ whose successive win streak is 5, looked for to minimize Verstappen’s accomplishment prior to the race.
Hamilton informed Sky F1 he’s “no more amazed” by Verstappen’s task than by the accomplishments of other champs, like Schumacher, Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Hamilton included that he thinks “all my colleagues have actually been more powerful than the colleagues Max has actually had.”
Verstappen, who beat Hamilton in a thrilling champion fight on the last lap of the 2021 season, stated prior to the Monza race that he wasn’t troubled by his competitor’s jab.
” Maybe he’s a little envious of my present success,” Verstappen quipped to Dutch press reporters, according to RacingNews365
” This sort of declaration … he perhaps believes he’s winning something with that, however it makes no distinction to me,” he stated. “I believe Mercedes have an extremely tough time handling losing after all these years of winning a lot.”