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The end result of the Mexican Grand Prix was all in regards to the toppling of the 18-year-old report for many wins scored in a single season.

Max Verstappen took his 14th win of the yr in Mexico. Former report holders Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel didn’t have the luxurious of 20 races to hit the milestone (by no means thoughts two extra to push it but increased), nevertheless it’s typically been the case that F1’s ever-growing calendar has enabled this report to develop and develop.

The Pink Bull driver additionally broke the report for many factors scored in a world championship season. Once more, the actual fact the calendar retains getting longer has made this extra achievable, as have adjustments in F1’s factors techniques over time. He’s now on 419, six greater than the previous report set by Lewis Hamilton three years in the past, with 60 accessible over the remaining grands prix plus Brazil’s dash race.

Pink Bull equalled their greatest run with ninth win in a row

Verstappen’s win gave Pink Bull their ninth consecutive victory, which equals their greatest ever successful run. They final scored 9 in a row over the ultimate races of 2013, all of which had been victories for Vettel. Nonetheless Verstappen’s successful run this yr was interrupted after 5 races by workforce mate Sergio Perez successful the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Mexican GP has now been received by Verstappen 4 occasions prior to now 5 years. Apart from the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the one different venue the place Verstappen has taken 4 victories is the Pink Bull Ring.

As the one Dutch driver ever to have received a race, Verstappen has single-handedly moved the Netherlands (34 wins) forward of america and Spain (33 every) by way of complete victories, and into F1’s high 10 most profitable nations by way of wins.

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If Pink Bull win the ultimate two races of the yr they are going to equal the all-time report for many consecutive wins by the identical workforce. That was set by considered one of System 1’s best vehicles, the McLaren-Honda MP4/4. Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost received 11 consecutive races within the automobile originally of the 1988 season.

George Russell, Mercedes, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2022
Russell took one other quickest lap

The MP4/4 received all however one of many 16 races held that yr. Verstappen’s victory on Sunday was the sixteenth for the RB18.

Verstappen additionally took his sixth pole place of the yr and the nineteenth of his profession final weekend. It was his first in Mexico however Pink Bull’s second, Daniel Ricciardo having taken his most up-to-date pole place for them at this venue in 2018.

The quickest lap was taken by George Russell, the fourth of his profession, placing him on a par with Lando Norris, in addition to Jo Siffert, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Patrick Depailler and Jean Alesi. This was the third time within the final 4 races Russell has set the quickest lap, and the fifth of the season for Mercedes, who stay but to win a race.

For the fifth time within the final seven races, Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez swapped locations of their battle over second place within the championship. Each drivers have made it clear they’re not particularly enthusiastic about which ones claims the runner-up spot, however it’s of curiosity to Pink Bull, as they’ve by no means beforehand had each their drivers occupy the highest two locations within the championship on the finish of the yr.

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