The 11th round of the 2023 Formula One season is done and dusted.
Red Bull extended their commanding lead at the top of the constructors’ championship while Max Verstappen’s dominance in the drivers’ championship is even more pronounced.
With plenty of action at the Hungarian Grand Prix, here are the Top 10 stats you need to know…
1. Verstappen has the opportunity to equal Vettel’s record of nine successive wins at the Dutch GP, his home race.
2. He’s also claimed full points in each of the last three races (34 points in Austria, 26 points in Great Britain, and 26 points in Hungary). He’s the first driver to do so since the point for the fastest lap was introduced ahead of the 2019 season.
3. Verstappen has as many points at the halfway mark this year (281 points) as Sebastian Vettel had in his entire title-winning 2012 season. Coincidentally, both were two-time champions at the time.
4. Red Bull became the first team in the history of the sport to claim twelve victories on the trot, breaking McLaren’s 35-year-old record in the process. Interestingly, both records were set by cars running Honda-developed engines.
5. They’ve taken the fastest lap in each of the last five races. They’re the first team to take the fastest lap point in five straight races since it was introduced in 2019. The last team to set five consecutive fastest laps was Mercedes in 2016.
6. Fernando Alonso has scored in each of the last eleven races, his longest points-scoring streak in nine years.
7. Ferrari failed to finish in the top-six in back-to-back races for the first time since 2021.
8. Lando Norris scored back-to-back podiums for the first time in his career
9. Alpine has scored as many points in the last three rounds as Nico Hulkenberg has in the same period – 3.
10. Perez’s 1.98s pitstop was the fastest of the season. He and his mechanics feature four times in the top-ten quickest pit stops this year.
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