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Max Verstappen achieves sixty wins and gets praise from Christian Horner
12 June at 07:00
  • Ludo van Denderen

Max Verstappen failed to win in Monaco, but the Dutchman topped the podium once again in the following race. Despite a difficult weekend for the Dutchman and his team, the reigning world champion stood with the most important trophy in his hands on Sunday. The three-time world champion has now won 60 races, which meant he once again crept closer to Michael Schumacher who had 91 victories.

The list of most victories in Formula 1 is still headed by Lewis Hamilton, who has crossed the line in first place 103 times. Verstappen was and remains third on this list.

Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing's team boss, was full of praise after Verstappen's 60th win. "That's a well-earned victory today. Just look at the restarts. Look at how he was able to really make use of the conditions, and I think he was at the top of his game working well with a pit wall. I think strategically we made the right calls. We made the right adjustments during the race, and we reacted well to what was going on around us. So a very rewarding race to win."

Perez poor in comparison to Verstappen

Sergio Perez has six wins to his name compared to Verstappen's 60. Even in Montreal, the Mexican could in no way match his teammate. After a dramatic qualifying session where he exited in Q1 once again, he crashed out of the Canadian Grand Prix. "Checo just needs to forget Canada 2024 and turn up in Barcelona and bounce back. We know that he's very capable of doing that, and I'm sure he'll come back fighting hard in Barcelona."

"We were lucky today that Ferrari didn't score any points. They could have taken a lot of points out of us in the constructors, so we need him up there scoring as he was in the first four races." Horner said.