It was a record-breaking day for Red Bull as Max Verstappen stormed to yet another victory in F1 2023, winning the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
“Despite a five-second time penalty, Verstappen achieved his 18th win of the year. He made impressive overtakes on his teammate Perez and Leclerc to secure the victory and maintained a four-second lead in the final laps. Verstappen even tried to assist Perez by giving him a tow, but unfortunately, Leclerc managed to overtake him on the last lap. With this win, Verstappen now shares the same number of victories, 53, as Sebastian Vettel. Only Lewis Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91) have more wins than Verstappen, a three-time world champion. Given Red Bull’s current dominance, Verstappen could potentially catch up to Hamilton who is 50 wins ahead by 2026. This win also marks Red Bull’s 20th win this season, surpassing Mercedes’ previous record of 19 wins in 2016. Red Bull has won 20 out of the 21 races so far, with their only miss being the Singapore Grand Prix.”