Max Verstappen Speaks on Equalling Formula 1 Records Set by Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher

Max Verstappen Speaks on Equalling Formula 1 Records Set by Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher

Ero Samson
November 8, 2023 at 7:56 PM
  • Max Verstappen has been in immense form since the 2021 season
  • The Dutch driver recently clinched his third consecutive Formula 1 crown
  • The Red Bull driver recently spoke about breaking Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher's records

Since bursting onto the Formula 1 scene in 2015, Max Verstappen has consistently shattered numerous records within the sport.

The Red Bull driver etched his name in the history books by becoming the youngest winner of a Formula 1 race after his immense drive at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.

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Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen, during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit. Image: Michael Potts.
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Verstappen has continued to maintain this extraordinary momentum, evolving into a dominant force in the world of Formula 1.

Since his first Formula 1 Drivers' Championship victory in 2021, Verstappen has persistently broken through every barrier within the sport.

Recently, he achieved another milestone by becoming the youngest driver in Formula 1 history to secure 50 career wins.

With ESPN reporting that the 26-year-old driver has set a new record for the highest win ratio in a single season, it was expected that he would be quizzed about his thoughts on breaking many other records, including Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher's records for the most drivers' championships.

Verstappen on Hamilton and Schumacher's records

In a recent interview with Times, the Dutch driver was featured as the magazine's cover figure for November and shared insight into his success in Formula 1, as well as details about his personal life.

When asked about the possibility of winning seven Formula 1 championships, Verstappen responded with confidence, saying,

"Would I like to win seven? Yeah, why not? But even if I don't win seven, I know that there are still many more aspects of life beyond Formula 1. I'm already immensely satisfied with what I've accomplished."

Given Verstappen's exceptional performances over the last three years, the prospect of achieving a seventh championship, thereby equalling a historic record, seems entirely within reach for the talented Red Bull driver.

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Max Verstappen sets Formula 1 record

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with his victory at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit.

The Dutch driver, who had already broken the record for the most consecutive victories, added another milestone thanks to a commanding win on the night.

Verstappen will now shift his focus to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, aiming to extend his record in what can only be described as a season of success.

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Ero Samson
Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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