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These drivers should fear for their records with Verstappen

Verstappen equals Senna: who are next on the list?

19 June at 11:08
  • GPblog.com

Max Verstappen is rapidly moving up the rankings when it comes to his score on the victories list. This weekend in Canada he equalled Ayrton Senna, and by all accounts he will soon grab a 42nd win to beat the Brazilian for good. But which (former) drivers should start worrying from then on?

Alain Prost should be worried

Next on the list is Alain Prost. With 51 wins, the Frenchman currently ranks fourth among drivers with the most wins. With 14 races to go in this season and a very dominant RB19, there is a possibility that Verstappen could pass Prost as early as 2023. In terms of world titles, it will take at least another year for the Dutchman to match that number: Prost was world champion four times, while Verstappen is in the process of winning his third world title.

Will Vettel be overtaken this year?

At number 3 is currently Red Bull legend Sebastian Vettel. He too can still be overtaken by Verstappen this year, although the Dutchman would need to win 12 out of 14 races to match the German at all. The man who announced last year that he would end his Formula 1 career at the end of 2022 stands at 53 wins, and most likely Verstappen will pass him at some point in his career.

Uncle Michael

Then we take a giant leap because next on the list is Michael Schumacher. The German is said by many to be the best driver of all time, and with 91 wins and seven world titles, there is still a long way to go for Verstappen, although he wants to pass 'Uncle Michael'. Still, we are not ruling anything out, because even if the Dutchman continues to maintain this form, little seems to stop him.

Hamilton at 1

Lewis Hamilton is currently in first place when it comes to most wins. With 103 wins, the Briton is the only driver of all time to have won over 100 times. There could even be more victories in the future, as Hamilton is currently talking to Mercedes about extending his contract. For now, he stands at 103, and it will be some time before Verstappen passes his 2021 rival.