Max Verstappen gained Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix to say Crimson Bull’s a hundredth victory in Method 1; the triumph additionally drew him stage with Ayrton Senna in fifth on F1’s winners record; F1 returns with the Austrian GP stay on Sky Sports activities F1 from June 30 to July 2
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Crimson Bull chief Christian Horner has lauded the staff’s a hundredth Method 1 victory as an “unbelievable achievement”, whereas Max Verstappen has set his sights on breaking extra information after claiming the landmark win.
Verstappen led each lap on his method to victory on the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to document his sixth victory of the season.
It was additionally Crimson Bull’s 18th win within the final 19 races because the Milton Keynes-based staff continued their dominance in 2023.
“To get a century of victories, for the entire staff, is an unbelievable achievement – and never simply right here however for all of the folks, the women and men again within the staff that put in all of the lengthy hours,” Horner informed Sky Sports activities F1.
“100 races is loads, however 100 wins – that is 27 per cent of all of the races that we’ve got entered, we’ve got gained, is an unbelievable statistic.”
Requested if they might win each race this season, Horner answered: “We simply take issues one race at a time, and I do not suppose you let your thoughts drift too far into the longer term – so many issues can go fallacious.
“Can we? Sure. Will we? Who is aware of? As a result of there’s so many variables on this recreation and we’re simply taking issues one race at a time. The staff are doing an unbelievable job, Max is driving out of his pores and skin as properly in the mean time, so simply collectively the group are doing an incredible job.”
Verstappen: The brand new goal is 200
Crimson Bull’s first race win got here on the 2009 Chinese language Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel led Mark Webber in a one-two for the staff.
Since then, they’ve gained a race in each season, other than 2015, and Verstappen has additionally been victorious in every of his Crimson Bull campaigns after becoming a member of the staff in 2016.
“I’ve gained 41 of them [Red Bull’s races]. We’ll discuss perhaps a brand new contract due to that!” he joked.
“It is an awesome achievement for the staff. We knew that this was the primary alternative to take action and I am joyful that it is accomplished. We have gained 100, however once more, I hope we win greater than 100 – so the brand new goal is 200.”
Verstappen on equalling Senna
Verstappen’s triumph in Montreal additionally noticed him equal Ayrton Senna’s win tally of 41 to turn out to be the joint-fifth most profitable driver when it comes to race victories.
Solely Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna have extra wins.
“I hate to match completely different generations. From my facet, the one factor I can say is that after I was slightly child driving in go-karting, I used to be dreaming about being an F1 driver,” mirrored Verstappen.
“I’d have by no means imagined to win 41 Grands Prix. So in fact to tie with Ayrton is one thing unbelievable and I am happy with that, however in fact, I hope it isn’t stopping right here, I hope we are able to carry on profitable extra races.”