• Rhonan Colquhoun

F1: Surprising stats that Verstappen and Red Bull have achieved since the Turkish GP

Championship leader Max Verstappen and Red Bull seem to be the combination to beat with the Dutchman now leading the championship with four races remaining. However, both Verstappen and Red Bull have passed some milestones in the past few races.


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This season will be Max Verstappen's most successful season in terms of points scored. Verstappen, who scored 214 points last year is currently on 312.5 points and with four races left, there's plently more points to pick up.


Verstappen has led 569 laps this season so far but has a long way to go if he wants to beat the all-time record set by Sebastian Vettel in 2011 of 739.


Verstappen is now the second most capped Red Bull driver. The Dutchman surpassed Vettel, who started 113 races, and is only behind Mark Webber who started 129 races.


United States GP


With Verstappen winning the US GP, it marked engine supplier Honda's first win in the States since the 1991 Phoenix GP won by McLaren's Ayrton Senna en route to his Third Driver's Crown.


With both Verstappen and Sergio Perez on the podium at the US GP, it marked Red Bull's 199th and 200th podium in the sport with the team taking their maiden at the 2006 Monaco GP with David Coulthard.

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Mexican GP


For the first time since 2013, Red Bull have been able to take three double podiums on the trot.


Eventual champion Vettel and team-mate Webber both stood on the F1 podium in the final three races of the 2013 Season. Vettel won all three of the final races in Abu Dhabi, USA and in Brazil while Webber finished second, third and second again.


Incredibly, this was the last time Red Bull had both drivers on the podiums for three straight races until this year.

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Verstappen finished second in Turkey before winning the US and Mexican GP's while Perez claimed third place in all three races.


Verstappen is now the most successul driver in Mexico with the Dutchman clinching his third win round the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. He has also led the most amount of laps in Mexico surpassing Jim Clark with 203 laps.


With Verstappen winning the Mexican GP, it brought Red Bull's total number of wins in 2021 to 10. The only team in F1 history to have won 10 races in a season and not to have won the Constructor's Championship was McLaren back in 2005.

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The success in the past three races has brought Red Bull within a point of Mercedes in the battle for the Constructor's Championship.



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