How early can Verstappen win the 2023 F1 world championship?
Verstappen’s third F1 world championship title is inevitable, given his current dominance in the sport. He has achieved an impressive nine consecutive wins leading up to the Italian Grand Prix, securing victory in 11 out of the 13 races in the 2023 season. Verstappen’s exceptional performance has allowed him to break numerous records and etch his name in the history books. With a comfortable lead of 138 points over his teammate Perez and 258 points yet to be earned, even if Verstappen were to win the next two races, he would still have a substantial advantage of 190 points going into the Japanese Grand Prix. Therefore, the earliest possible scenario for Verstappen to clinch his third title would be at Suzuka, but depending on Perez’s performance, Qatar might be an even more realistic option, especially considering the additional points on offer in the sprint races.