Max Verstappen can break 70 year old record

Max Verstappen has been nowhere other than the lead since lap 48 of the Miami Grand Prix, giving him the chance to break a long-standing Formula 1 record.

Since taking the lead from teammate Sergio Pérez outside Hard Rock Stadium on 48 of 57 laps at May’s Miami Grand Prix, two-time defending Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has not led a lap in any position other than P1. Have spent

He led the final 10 laps at the Miami International Autodrome on his way to his third win of the season, and has since led all 78 laps of the Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco, extending his winning streak to four by leading all 66 laps. Have given. the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and all 70 laps of the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

His winning streak has taken him to 224 consecutive laps at the Red Bull Ring leading into the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix.

Prior to Max Verstappen’s streak, no Formula 1 driver had led more than 205 consecutive laps since Nigel Mansell in 1992.

Only four streaks of laps are longer than Verstappen’s current run. Mansell led 235 consecutive laps in 1992, Ayrton Senna led 237 straight laps in 1989 and 264 straight laps in 1988, and Alberto Ascari led 305 straight laps from 1952 to 1953.

Assuming that sprint race laps are not counted – this particular record has no precedent one way or the other, given that no one has led so many consecutive laps in more than three decades Verstappen could move up to second on the all-time list during the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix weekend at the Red Bull Ring, a track at which he has won four times.

Verstappen has the chance to lead 95 more laps during this weekend, but he is yet to break the official record, as only 71 of those 95 laps have been Grand Prix laps. The weekend also featured a 24-lap sprint race, which would not count for or against Verstappen’s numbers. Starting this year, the sprint races are now standalone events that have no impact on the Grand Prix grid.

Verstappen could potentially extend his total lead of consecutive laps to 295 this weekend. He is a four-time winner at the Red Bull Ring, and led all 71 laps of his two most recent wins at the track in 2021. If he does this again, he will potentially be in a position to break all of Askari. The time record at the Silverstone circuit in the British Grand Prix on Sunday, 9 July.

The Austrian Grand Prix Sprint Race will be broadcast live on ESPN from the Red Bull Ring beginning at 10:25 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 1, and the Grand Prix will be broadcast live on ESPN at 8:55 p.m. ET. ET on Sunday, July 2.

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  • Published 07/01/2023 at 10:00 AM
  • Last Updated 07/01/2023 at 10:00 AM
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