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In order to make the list above, you need a season where you absolutely trounced the field and your team mate together. Hamilton has never done that. The closest he came were a couple years with Bottas (2019 and 2020), but Bottas was able to pull out enough wins to keep him out of top 5 territory. Most other seasons, Vettel, Ricciardo, and of course Rosberg took a decent number of wins.Star wrote: ↑2 weeks agoI love all the stats ta I am honestly surprised that Hamilton isn't in that top 5. For someone who has won as many titles as he has and has been called a GOAT, his win ratio clearly isn't as good as you'd expect is it?Everso Biggyballies wrote: ↑2 weeks ago A couple of Odds and Sods from the weekend
A few new records broken in Las Vegas. Of course Max features in many of them, along with Red Bull. No surprises there.
I guess the first one has an American flavour....
Max became the first man to ever win three Grands Prix in the same country in the one season with his three US victories in Miami, Austin and now Las Vegas.
It goes without saying that having won 16 of the last 17 races to take his tally for the year to 18 that has extended his own record for races won in a season. He got.the record last year with 15, having broken Vettel's 2013 record of 13. Even if he loses in Abu Dhabi his win rate will be over 81%
He became the most dominant driver ever in terms of wins to starts in a year, beating the previous 1952 benchmark of 75% set by Alberto Ascari.
Max's win in Vegas takes his win %-age this year to over 85 %. A win in Abu Dhabi will take it up another percent or two.
For the hell of it here are the top 5 in the race wins to starts in a year by %-age;
Pos. Driver. Year win / starts. %-age
1. Max Verstappen. 2023. 18/21 85.71%
2. Alberto Ascari.. 1952. 6/8. 75%
3. Michael Schumacher . 2004. 13/18. 72.22%
4. Jim Clark. 1963. 7/10. 70%
5. Sebastian Vettel. 2013. 13/19. 68,42%
FWIW Max is also 6th from last year with his 15/22 @ 68.18%
It was also Max's 20th podium for the season from 21 starts .... thats 95.24% no one else has ever won more than 17 in a season (Schumacher in 2002 won 17. Schu managed to do 17podiums /17races and so has a 100% podium year that Max hasnt. Yet.
George Russell is now guaranteed to finish eighth in the drivers' championship, the lowest position for a Mercedes driver since 2012 when Nico Rosberg was ninth and Michael Schumacher 13th.
Leclerc has now failed to win his last 12 starts from pole position, which is just one short of Rene Arnoux’s record set from 1979-82.
Las Vegas was GP# 1100
Incidentally Alonso is the only current driver who was alive the last time F1 raced in Las Vegas in 1982.
Lando Norris crashed out for his first retirement since Sao Paulo 2022. Until Vegas he had the second longest finishing streak behind Max
Oh and in Vegas Red Bull, with their 20th win of the season, broke Mercedes’ single-season record of 19 wins in a year (set in 2016).
Nice to see Seb there of course