Formula 1

Max Verstappen Aims to Surpass Michael Schumacher’s Record at Singapore Grand Prix

Dutch Sensation Seeks 24th Grand Prix Victory to Overtake F1 Icon's Milestone

Max Verstappen, the Dutch sensation, is on the cusp of achieving a remarkable feat in the world of Formula 1. As the 2023 season unfolds, he finds himself in a dominant position, piloting the Red Bull RB19 to victory in all 14 races conducted thus far. Out of these 14 races, Verstappen has claimed the top step of the podium in twelve, while his teammate, Sergio Perez, secured the remaining two. Verstappen’s performance has been nothing short of exceptional, exemplified by his recent record-breaking win at the Italian Grand Prix, where he secured his tenth consecutive victory.

However, the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix holds even more significance for Max Verstappen. If he manages to clinch victory on the challenging Marina Bay Street Circuit, it will mark his 24th Grand Prix win at different circuits, a milestone that would see him surpass the legendary seven-time champion and Formula 1 icon, Michael Schumacher. This achievement would cement Verstappen’s place in the annals of motorsport history and further solidify his status as one of the sport’s brightest talents.

Nevertheless, while Max Verstappen’s impending accomplishment is undeniably impressive, there is another record that remains beyond his grasp for now. The current holder of the record for the most wins at different circuits is none other than Lewis Hamilton, the British racing superstar. Hamilton boasts an astounding 31 different circuits where he has emerged victorious over the course of his illustrious career. This staggering number highlights the formidable competition that Verstappen faces as he endeavors to etch his name into the history books of Formula 1.

“Max is attempting to win a Grand Prix at a 24th different circuit this weekend, which would surpass Michael Schumacher for second in the all-time category and close in on Lewis Hamilton (31 different circuits).


“Max seeks a record 11th consecutive win this weekend, meanwhile he has become the first driver in history to win at least 12 races in two different seasons, doing so in consecutive years.”

In summary, Max Verstappen’s pursuit of Michael Schumacher’s milestone at the Singapore Grand Prix is a testament to his exceptional talent and unwavering determination. As the 2023 season continues to unfold, the Formula 1 world eagerly anticipates whether Verstappen can add another accolade to his already impressive list of achievements.

“I’m looking forward to the night race in Singapore. Marina Bay is a cool circuit. This year it will be interesting to see how the revised track layout will impact the general behaviour and set up of the car, I think the lap times will be much quicker.

“Singapore is probably going to be the most challenging weekend out of the upcoming races as the stakes are heightened on a street circuit and the field is usually very close, not to mention the heat and humidity. Last year we had a very unlucky weekend, hopefully this year it will go a bit better and we’ll of course do our best to make sure we score maximum points this weekend.”

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