Verstappen leapfrogs Hamilton in prominent F1 list

Max Verstappen's victory in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola was his 59th out of 192 races, and he has now surpassed another of Lewis Hamilton's career records.

Since the epic and somewhat controversial title battle in 2021, their fortunes have been split with Hamilton having not won a race since Saudi Arabia that year, while Verstappen has won 40 times and claimed his three world titles, and looks set to win a fourth this year. .

As a result, Hamilton's win percentage over the past two and a half years has dropped from 35.88% after his 103rd win in his 287th start in December 2021 in Jeddah, to 30.38% today after his 52nd major win. The award without winning at Imola last time.

By contrast, Verstappen's rise has been clear, with 59 victories from 192 starts. This is a winning percentage of 30.72%.

It's enough to move Verstappen up to fourth on the all-time drivers list, dropping Hamilton to fifth, although the Dutchman still has a long way to go if he wants to add the outright record to his CV…


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