By taking part in his 129th Grand Prix with Red Bull Racing, Max Verstappen became the most capped driver in the colors of the Red Bull team this weekend in Austria!
Although victory eluded him this weekend in Sunday’s race, Max Verstappen still equaled a record within his team in Austria. The Dutch pilot took part in his 129th Grand Prix with Red Bull. This is the pilot with the most longevity within the team.
—Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) July 10, 2022
Max Verstappen joint record holder with Mark Webber
The other driver to have raced 129 times in the colors of Red Bull, it’s Mark Webber. The Australian took place in a bucket of the bull from 2007 until 2013. He was notably Sebastian Vettel’s teammate during his four World Drivers’ Championship titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mark Webber’s best championship finish is 3rd, in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
One Grand Prix away from being sole record holder
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 10, 2022
Max Verstappen therefore only has to take part in the race on Sunday, July 24 at Castelet on the occasion of the Grand Prix de France, to be the only Red Bull driver to have contested at least 130 Grand Prix in Formula 1 with the manufacturer.
After a single season in 2015 with Toro Rosso at just 17 years old, the Dutch driver was quickly propelled into the parent team in 2016. He has not left his place in his seat since, and has already started his 7th season with Red Bull .
He is currently leading the 2022 World Drivers’ Championship with 208 points at the halfway point. The full ranking is available here.
Max Verstappen still far from victory record with Red Bull
If he wants to mark the history of Red Bull in Formula 1 a little more, Max Verstappen will have to wait at least another season before winning the victory record with the Austrian team. The reigning world champion scores 26 wins with Red Bull.
Sebastian Vettel won 38 Grand Prix with the constructor. This season, there are only eleven races left to run. Even if Max Verstappen won them all, he would end up with a record of 37 victories at Red Bull, one less than the other crowned world champion at the wheel of a single-seater from the team.
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 11, 2022
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