MAX VERSTAPPEN wrote his name into the Formula One history books with victory at the Mexican Grand Prix.
The Red Bull speedster notched his 14th win of an incredible campaign at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Sunday night.Max Verstappen cruised to victory in the Mexican Grand Prix[/caption] Victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was the Dutchman’s 14th of the seasonIt broke the joint record previously held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel[/caption]
But the win in the Mexican sun saw him break the record for the most wins in a season.
In the 2004 season, Ferarri legend Schumacher won 13 out of 18 races.
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The outgoing Vettel, meanwhile, won 13 of 19 races in 2013 when he was at Red Bull.
The record, however, is now Verstappen’s alone.
And with two more races of the season remain – the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prixs – the Dutchman could stretch the record to 16 victories.
Verstappen, 25, was over the moon after making the record his own, saying on his team radio: “Amazing guys, 14 wins in a season, unbelievable.”
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Shortly after leaving the podium, the fan favourite said: “Of course, the start helped me out a lot for the rest of the race.
“We were also on a different strategy to the other cars around us but again, an incredible result.
“The pace of the car was really nice. We had to look after our tyres because it was a really long stint on the mediums but we made it work.
“It’s an incredible atmosphere and we love to come here.
“It’s been an incredible year so far, we are definitely enjoying it and we’ll try to go for more (victories).”
Verstappen will bid to pick up his 15th victory of a dominant season a week on Sunday at the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace.
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