When he made his debut in 2015 at the Australian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen was deemed to be the son of yet another Formula 1 driver and was labelled a product of nepotism.
His journey from his rookie days when he struggled to compete with a well-accomplished teammate such as Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull to the untouchable champion he has become is something that will go down in the history books. The Dutchman has even broken the long-standing record of the former champion Sebastian Vettel.
The very proud team principal of Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner believes that drivers such as Verstappen are hard to come by or never existed to be precise. He pompously stated, “I don’t think there’s anybody in the world right now that could beat Max Verstappen in this car, that’s for sure. We shouldn’t detract from that in any way. In sport, very rarely things like this happen. I think it’s a golden moment for him and a golden moment for the team.”
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“Max, what he’s doing, he’s breaking records, he’s driving at an unbelievable level. I don’t think there’s anybody in the world right now that could beat Max Verstappen in this car, that’s for sure”
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— RBR News 🇳🇱🇲🇽 (@redbulletin) September 4, 2023
After years of accepting defeat at the hands of the 7-time World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, until the incident at Abu Dhabi 2021, which sort of was a kick-start in Max Verstappen’s dominant stage where he is at present. It is actually pitiful that the 25-year-old has no equivalent contender on the grid at the moment who can keep him on his toes and take away unbreakable winning streaks.
The next F1 record in store for Max Verstappen and Red Bull
The big question on everyone’s mind at the moment is whether or not Red Bull can win every single race of the season including the remaining ones. It appears more plausible than ever before, at least on paper, after fourteen races with outstanding wins in twelve of them and two podiums.
The Milton Keynes-based team has amassed a grand number of 583 points, standing at the top of the Constructor’s standings with no chance of being overthrown from the spot.
So… next fun record for Red Bull…
Two teams have won every Championship GP in a season. Alfa in 50. Ferrari in 52. They didn’t win the Indy 500 so they didn’t win every race that counted towards the championship.
Red Bull have 8 races and 3 sprints for absolute perfection.
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) September 3, 2023
Regardless of the criticisms Red Bull and Verstappen have faced from Hamilton, there is no doubt that he is going to win this year’s championship. As many might assume it is, nevertheless, near impossible to win every race of a campaign, for them, such incidents have taken place in the past.
Ferrari maintained a similar feat in 1952 but there were only seven races that year. Similarly, McLaren won 15 out of 16 races in the year 1988. But in the past 70 years, no team has managed to sweep the competition entirely.
With the near perfect of a vehicle like the RB19, Max Verstappen with Sergio Perez by his side, is planning on conquering all the remaining races of the season. The teams are headed toward the Singapore Grand Prix to be held between September 15-17 before they land at the most awaited Suzuka circuit.