F1 champion Max Verstappen, incredible numbers recorded in 2022[F1-Gate.com]

Max Verstappen has put together one of the most dominant seasons in F1 history en route to winning his second F1 World Championship.

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen became the 11th driver to win back-to-back Formula 1 World Championships and put in great performances throughout the year. And the numbers below show Verstappen’s performance in 2022.

15 wins
In 2022, Max Verstappen will take a record-breaking 15 wins, including 9 of the last 11 races, surpassing the previous record of 13 held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for most wins in a season, setting a new benchmark for

Max Verstappen’s 15 wins came in 22 Grands Prix. That means that Verstappen has finished on the top step of the podium in 68.2% of the races this season. This is the fifth highest win rate in an F1 season. This is the second highest winning percentage since 2005, surpassed by Sebastian Vettel in 2013 with a winning percentage of 68.4%.

17 times
Max Verstappen finished on the podium a total of 17 times this year. 3rd in Monaco, 2nd in Austria, 15 wins. Unfortunately, he fell short of Verstappen’s season record of 18 podiums, but Verstappen can sleep well knowing he has achieved that record in 2021.

454 points
Another record for Max Verstappen was his points total this season. The two-time F1 world champion has collected 454 points this season, surpassing the 413 scored by Lewis Hamilton in 2019.

146 points
This is the gap between Max Verstappen and second place Charles Leclerc in the Drivers’ Championship. This surpasses Lewis Hamilton’s 124-point lead over Valtteri Bottas in 2020, making it the biggest margin of victory in the hybrid era after the 155-point gap between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in 2013.

8 times
Max Verstappen has eight DHL pole positions this season, but has only started seven times in the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix after receiving a grid penalty after being fastest in qualifying. Verstappen’s record was second only to Leclerc’s record of nine.

13 times
Max Verstappen didn’t always start from pole position, but he has started from the front row 13 times this season, often securing a clear line to the first corner.

5 times
Max Verstappen did not achieve the feat in the last seven races of the season, but he has set five fastest laps this year. However, this was enough to earn him the DHL Award for fastest lap of the season.

616 weeks
Max Verstappen has led 616 laps this season, ahead of second most Charles Leclerc with 305 laps. The figure is seventh on the all-time list for most laps led in a season. However, Verstappen’s tally of 652 laps to lead in 2021 ranks fifth all-time.

Leading these 616 laps means that Max Verstappen has led 3,164km this season. The Dutch lap is reported to be 1,478km, and Verstappen, as the F1 race leader this season, completed two laps around his home country before leading several more laps.

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