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Together with his eleventh win of the yr at Monza final weekend, Max Verstappen’s season has now featured as many race victories as Lewis Hamilton had throughout any of his championship-winning campaigns.

Schumacher took 13 wins from 18 races in 2005

With six races left to run this yer, the all-time document of 13 race victories in a season is nicely inside Verstappen’s grasp. Certainly, if he wins the approaching two races in Singapore and Japan, he’ll equal Michael Schumacher’s benchmark achievement of racking up these 13 wins in simply 18 begins.

Verstappen’s second world championship title is basically assured at this level and he may even declare it in Singapore if he wins and rivals Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez end far sufficient down the order. A extra reasonable situation would have him declare the title per week later at Suzuka.

This is able to be becoming because the monitor is owned by Honda, the unique producer of the ability unit at the back of Verstappen’s automobile which is now branded by Crimson Bull Powertrains and run with the help of Honda Racing Company. Honda introduced in October 2020 it could abandon its System 1 programme on the finish of 2021, however since confirming it could pull the plug its {hardware} has turn out to be the ability unit to beat.

The Japanese engines have gained greater than half the races since their makers introduced they had been completed with F1 within the run-up to the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix. Even when they fail to win the following three races, Honda will nonetheless have gained half the grands prix since their exit was confirmed.

Verstappen’s Italian Grand Prix success was his thirty first profession win, placing him degree with Nigel Mansell in seventh place on the all-time F1 race winners’ checklist. It was additionally his fifth win in a row, which places him in uncommon firm, as fewer than 10 drivers have managed this. The others to take action are Hamilton, Mansell, Jim Clark and Jack Brabham – all of which made it no additional than 5 – plus Schumacher, Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Alberto Ascari, who managed even longer streaks.

Persevering with one other robust weekend for Crimson Bull, Verstappen’s crew mate Sergio Perez took the quickest lap, the ninth time he has completed so, matching Denny Hulme, Ronnie Peterson and Jacques Villeneuve.

Ferrari no less than took pole place for his or her house race. Charles Leclerc repeated his 2019 Monza pole, although not the win. His seventeenth pole place places him degree with Verstappen – once more – and Jackie Stewart.

It was a double Dutch factors haul as Nyck de Vries shone on his short-notice debut for Williams, taking ninth place. That equalled the crew’s finest results of the season, matching the end result scored by the motive force he changed, Alex Albon, in Miami. It didn’t mirror nicely on the opposite Williams driver, Nicholas Latifi, who stays the one driver to have entered each race this yr with out scoring some extent.

Race start, Monza, 2022
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Earlier than taking up Albon’s automobile for closing observe, De Vries had already pushed for Aston Martin within the weekend’s first session. He subsequently turned the primary driver to compete for 2 completely different groups in the identical weekend since Harald Ertl on the similar race 44 years earlier. Ertl drove an Ensign in observe then tried, unsuccessfully, to high quality for ATS, lacking the lower by nearly two seconds.

For less than the second time this yr, Alpine failed to attain. Esteban Ocon completed eleventh, and Fernando Alonso retired. The 2-times champion had made his 349th begin, which suggests he sits equal with Kimi Raikkonen as having the all-time document for many grands prix contested.

One level for Zhou Guanyu meant Alfa Romeo added to their rating for the primary time in seven races. However that’s the solely level a Ferrari buyer crew has scored during the last 5 rounds.

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