Max Verstappen is one of the most talented F1 drivers on the grid. The Dutchman made his F1 debut at the age of 17. He has not looked back since, going on to break multiple records. Verstappen has also managed to add a driver’s championship to his name after winning the 2021 season.
The 24-year-old secured victory in the race in Azerbaijan last weekend. In doing so, he became the youngest driver to win 25 races. He dislodges Sebastian Vettel, who previously set the record way back in 2012.
Baku victory puts Max Verstappen in an illustrious group
An eventful race on the streets of Baku saw Max Verstappen come home to take the checkered flag. This victory made him the youngest driver to record 25 wins at 24years and 255days. He beats Sebastian Vettel’s record, who was 25 years 103 days old when he achieved the feat.
To further put things into context, Michael Schumacher, who is third on the list, was 28years old when he recorded 25 wins. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton achieved the same at 29 years of age. This goes to show the immense talent Verstappen possesses.
The Dutchman also holds the record of being the youngest driver to make his F1 debut at the age of 17. He is also the youngest driver to win an F1 race. Verstappen won the Spanish GP in 2016 on his Red Bull debut at the age of 18 once again replacing Sebastian Vettel who held the record before him.
His victory in Baku also puts him joint 9th for most F1 wins alongside legends of the sport like Jim Clark and Niki Lauda. Although he is a long way off from Lewis Hamilton’s tally of 103, at just 24 years old, he has many years in the sport ahead of him.
He will be hoping to add another victory to his name in Canada this weekend as he looks to extend his lead in the driver’s standings.