Max Verstappen has put together one of the most dominant seasons in F1 history on the way to winning his second F1 World Championship.
Red Bull Rening’s Max Verstappen became the 11th driver to win back-to-back Formula 1 World Championships and put in great performances throughout the year. And the numbers below show Verstappen’s performance in 2022.
In 2022, Max Verstappen will take a record-breaking 15 victories, including 9 of the last 11 races, surpassing the previous record of 13 held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for the most victories of the season. set a new benchmark for
Max Verstappen’s 15 wins came in 22 Grands Prix. That means Verstappen has finished on the top step of the podium in 68.2% of his races this season. This would be his fifth highest winning percentage in his F1 season. It is the second highest winning percentage since 2005, surpassed by Sebastian Vettel in 2013 with a winning percentage of 68.4%.
Max Verstappen finished on the podium a total of 17 times this year. He was third in Monaco and second in Austria where he has 15 wins. Unfortunately, it fell short of Verstappen’s season record of 18 podiums, but Verstappen knows he will achieve that record in 2021, so he can sleep well. right.
Another record for Max Verstappen was his points total this season. The two-time F1 world champion has amassed 454 points this season, surpassing the 413 scored by Lewis Hamilton in 2019.
This is the gap between Max Verstappen and second-placed Charles Leclerc in the Drivers’ Championship. This surpasses Lewis Hamilton’s 124-point lead over Valtteri’s Bottas in 2020, making it the largest margin of victory in the hybrid era after his 155-point gap between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando’s Alonso in 2013. .
Max Verstappen has eight DHL pole positions this season, but has only started first seven times at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix after receiving a grid penalty after being fastest in qualifying. Verstappen’s record was second only to Leclerc’s record of nine.
Max Verstappen didn’t always start from pole position, but he has started from the front row 13 times this season, often securing a clear line to the first corner.
Max Verstappen did not achieve the feat in the final seven races of the season, but has set five fastest laps this year. However, this was enough to earn him the DHL Award for the fastest lap of the season.
Max Verstappen has led 616 laps this season, ahead of second-most Charles Leclerc with 305 laps. The figure ranks him seventh on the all-time list of most laps led in a season. But his 652-lap tally, which Verstappen has led in 2021, ranks fifth all-time.
Leading these 616 laps means Max Verstappen has led by 3,164km this season. The Dutch lap is reported to be his 1,478km and as the leader of his F1 races this season Verstappen made his two laps around his home country before leading a few more laps of the race.