Verstappen could have skipped the very last ten races and continue to received the title


‘Dominance’ may well not be the greatest term to explain the scale of Max Verstappen’s accomplishment with his 2023 environment championship gain. ‘Annihilation’ may well have been a much better description.

Even enabling for the point 2023 was the joint-longest year at any time with 22 grands prix, as well as 6 dash races for a report complete of 28 factors-having to pay contests, Verstappen’s margin around his rivals as he retained the environment championship yet again was one thing else.

Most wins in a year

Verstappen broke the report for most grand prix victories in a solitary year very last yr, elevating the report from thirteen to fifteen. He broke it yet again this yr, getting all bar 3 of the 22 rounds.

RankYearDriverWinsRaces12023Max Verstappen192222022Max Verstappen152232004Michael Schumacher131842013Sebastian Vettel131952002Michael Schumacher111762011Sebastian Vettel111972014Lewis Hamilton111982018Lewis Hamilton112192019Lewis Hamilton1121102020Lewis Hamilton1117

Greatest profitable charge in a year

Even though Verstappen received the most races in 2022, that profitable charge fell limited of the report. He place that ideal this yr, ending Alberto Ascari’s seventy one-yr reign as the driver with the best share of grand prix victories in a year.

RankYearDriverWinning charge (%)12023Max Verstappen86.321952Alberto Ascari7532004Michael Schumacher72.241963Jim Clark7052013Sebastian Vettel68.462022Max Verstappen68.171954Juan Manuel Fangio66.682020Lewis Hamilton64.782002Michael Schumacher64.7101965Jim Clark60

Most factors in a year

Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, Monza, 2002Schumacher took the biggest factors share in the moern eraAnother report which Verstappen broke in 2022, then obliterated this yr. Granted, 3 additional dash races intended there was an excess 24 factors offered, but Verstappen elevated his rating as opposed to very last yr by additional than 5 moments that.

Verstappen also scored a better share of the complete factors available for the duration of a year than at any time ahead of. Out of the 620 factors up for grabs he amassed 575, ninety two.seven%. Some motorists in earlier seasons have accomplished one hundred% of the factors offered, but this was in yrs when they could only rely the greatest success from a part of all the races. Ascari did this in 1952 and Jim Clark also in 1963 and 1965.

Only because 1991 have motorists counted the factors scored in each individual race in the direction of their last complete. The best proportion any driver experienced beforehand managed below that rule was Michael Schumacher’s eighty four.seven% in 2002 (one hundred forty four out of a hundred and seventy factors).

RankYearDriverPointsRacesNotes12023Max Verstappen57522Six dash races well worth up to 8 factors each individual, position for quickest lap22022Max Verstappen45422Three dash races well worth up to 8 factors each individual, position for quickest lap32019Lewis Hamilton41321Point for quickest lap42018Lewis Hamilton4082152013Sebastian Vettel3971962021Max Verstappen39622Three dash races well worth up to 3 factors each individual, position for quickest lap72011Sebastian Vettel3921982021Lewis Hamilton*38822Three dash races well worth up to 3 factors each individual, position for quickest lap.92016Nico Rosberg38521102014Lewis Hamilton38419

*Did not gain championship

Summer months split winner

Verstappen could have finished his year at Spa and received titleWith ten races to go, Verstappen experienced scored additional factors than any driver managed in 2023. But the astonishing detail about this is that even if he’d stopped racing at this position and his rivals completed in the purchase they did each individual weekend with no him, no a person would have amassed adequate factors to capture him.

If Verstappen experienced determined to continue to be on the beach front for the duration of the summer season split and not occur back again for the very last ten rounds, he would have received 9 much less races (Sainz received in Singapore in any case) which would have been shared amongst 6 other motorists: A few wins for Lando Norris, two for Charles Leclerc and a person each individual for Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Oscar Piastri and Sergio Perez.

With all the other positions redistributed, Verstappen’s closest title rival Perez would have obtained a person additional quickest lap reward position, two additional factors from dash races and twenty five additional from grands prix. He would have crossed the line to start with in yesterday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, been relegated to 3rd spot by his 5-next time penalty, and shed the title to his extensive-absent group mate by a solitary position.

Championship major ten if Verstappen stopped soon after twelve racesPositionDriverPointsActual points1Max Verstappen3145752Sergio Perez3132853Lewis Hamilton2562344Lando Norris2412055Charles Leclerc2332066Fernando Alonso2272067Carlos Sainz Jnr2202008George Russell1941759Oscar Piastri1169710Lance Stroll8374F1 stats

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