Fifteen grand prix victories in a single season. Yes, there are more races today than ever, but Max Verstappen’s new record is still astonishing. Especially when you consider how the 2022 Formula 1 season began. The Dutch master and his Red Bull team found themselves on the backfoot when Ferrari shot out of the blocks at a sprint, following the biggest technical regulation reset in 40 years. But then the run kicked in.
Fifteen out of 22 for Max, a total of 17 for the team thanks to Sergio Perez’s contribution in Monaco and Singapore: what a season, in the year the team lost its founder and inspiration, Dietrich Mateschitz. Here, we present 10 key moments that made Verstappen a two-time consecutive Formula 1 world champion.