After his enthralling 18th victory of the season at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Max Verstappen is eyeing up another historic feat he can achieve at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - as he looks to break into the top three F1 drivers of all-time for career race wins.
Verstappen has enjoyed an altogether new level of dominance, however, breaking multiple records in both 2022 and 2023 on his way to three consecutive titles.
In fact, he has now won an astonishing 32 of the last 40 grands prix across the last two seasons.
Verstappen will not necessarily be in a hurry to overtake Vettel this season, particularly given the fact he is only 26, but will certainly need to continue this level of dominance long into the future if he wants to catch the top two career race winners in Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher sits in second on 91 race wins, whilst seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has 103 - though he will hope to extend that figure before calling time on his F1 career.
Stat supplied by Sundaram Ramaswami who can be found on X at @f1statsguru.
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