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The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen’s 2022 championship campaign

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Max Verstappen had one of the most dominating seasons in Formula 1 history on the road to winning his second world title.

Red Bull’s flying Dutchman won back-to-back world championships, becoming only the 11th driver to accomplish the feat. What do the figures indicate about his success in 2022, though?

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Max Verstappen broke the record for the most victories in a season by winning 15 races this year, beating the previous mark of 13 held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Max Verstappen also won nine of the final 11 races.

68.2

Max Verstappen finished first on the podium in 68.2% of the races this season with to his 15 triumphs, which occurred in 22 Grands Prix. Only Sebastian Vettel’s 68.4% victory rate in 2013 is greater, making this the fifth-best win percentage in an F1 season and the second-best since 2005.

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The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen's 2022 championship campaign
The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen’s 2022 championship campaign

Max Verstappen earned third in Monaco and second in Austria in addition to his 15 victories, giving him 17 podium finishes this year. Max Verstappen can rest easy knowing that he reached that milestone in 2021, even if this did not equal the record for the most podiums in a season, which is 18 victories.

454

Verstappen’s season-long point total set a new record. The two-time world champion surpassed Lewis Hamilton’s previous record, 413 points set back in 2019, by scoring 454 points this season.

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This was the distance in the drivers’ championship between Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, who finished in second. Beyond Hamilton’s 124-point triumph over Valtteri Bottas in 2020, this was the biggest margin of victory in the hybrid era and the second-best in F1 history, behind only Vettel’s 155-point lead over Fernando Alonso in 2013.

8

Verstappen won eight DHL pole position honors this season. However, he only qualified quickest seven times and had a grid penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix. Verstappen finished in second with his total, behind only Leclerc with nine.

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Verstappen started on the front row 13 times this season, which means he didn’t always have the best position, but he always ensured he had a wide path to the first turn.

5

Max Verstappen set the fastest lap five times this season, but he failed to do so in the last seven races of the calendar year. Nevertheless, this was still sufficient to earn the DHL Award for the season’s most rapid laps.

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Max Verstappen led 616 laps this season, 305 more than Leclerc, who finished second in that category. This quantity comes in at number seven all-time for most laps led in a season. Verstappen is seventh all-time in laps led with 652 in 2021, however.

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ALSO READ: “Feels Good”: Esteban Ocon Outshines His Feelings After Outscoring Fernando Alonso

Max Verstappen had one of the most dominating seasons in Formula 1 history on the road to winning his second world title.

Red Bull’s flying Dutchman won back-to-back world championships, becoming only the 11th driver to accomplish the feat. What do the figures indicate about his success in 2022, though?

15

Max Verstappen broke the record for the most victories in a season by winning 15 races this year, beating the previous mark of 13 held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Max Verstappen also won nine of the final 11 races.

68.2

Max Verstappen finished first on the podium in 68.2% of the races this season with to his 15 triumphs, which occurred in 22 Grands Prix. Only Sebastian Vettel’s 68.4% victory rate in 2013 is greater, making this the fifth-best win percentage in an F1 season and the second-best since 2005.

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The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen's 2022 championship campaign
The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen’s 2022 championship campaign

Max Verstappen earned third in Monaco and second in Austria in addition to his 15 victories, giving him 17 podium finishes this year. Max Verstappen can rest easy knowing that he reached that milestone in 2021, even if this did not equal the record for the most podiums in a season, which is 18 victories.

454

Verstappen’s season-long point total set a new record. The two-time world champion surpassed Lewis Hamilton’s previous record, 413 points set back in 2019, by scoring 454 points this season.

146

This was the distance in the drivers’ championship between Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, who finished in second. Beyond Hamilton’s 124-point triumph over Valtteri Bottas in 2020, this was the biggest margin of victory in the hybrid era and the second-best in F1 history, behind only Vettel’s 155-point lead over Fernando Alonso in 2013.

8

Verstappen won eight DHL pole position honors this season. However, he only qualified quickest seven times and had a grid penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix. Verstappen finished in second with his total, behind only Leclerc with nine.

13

Verstappen started on the front row 13 times this season, which means he didn’t always have the best position, but he always ensured he had a wide path to the first turn.

5

Max Verstappen set the fastest lap five times this season, but he failed to do so in the last seven races of the calendar year. Nevertheless, this was still sufficient to earn the DHL Award for the season’s most rapid laps.

616

Max Verstappen led 616 laps this season, 305 more than Leclerc, who finished second in that category. This quantity comes in at number seven all-time for most laps led in a season. Verstappen is seventh all-time in laps led with 652 in 2021, however.

ALSO READ: “Feels Good”: Esteban Ocon Outshines His Feelings After Outscoring Fernando Alonso

Max Verstappen had one of the most dominating seasons in Formula 1 history on the road to winning his second world title.

Red Bull’s flying Dutchman won back-to-back world championships, becoming only the 11th driver to accomplish the feat. What do the figures indicate about his success in 2022, though?

15

Max Verstappen broke the record for the most victories in a season by winning 15 races this year, beating the previous mark of 13 held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. Max Verstappen also won nine of the final 11 races.

68.2

Max Verstappen finished first on the podium in 68.2% of the races this season with to his 15 triumphs, which occurred in 22 Grands Prix. Only Sebastian Vettel’s 68.4% victory rate in 2013 is greater, making this the fifth-best win percentage in an F1 season and the second-best since 2005.

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The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen's 2022 championship campaign
The incredible statistics that drove Max Verstappen’s 2022 championship campaign

Max Verstappen earned third in Monaco and second in Austria in addition to his 15 victories, giving him 17 podium finishes this year. Max Verstappen can rest easy knowing that he reached that milestone in 2021, even if this did not equal the record for the most podiums in a season, which is 18 victories.

454

Verstappen’s season-long point total set a new record. The two-time world champion surpassed Lewis Hamilton’s previous record, 413 points set back in 2019, by scoring 454 points this season.

146

This was the distance in the drivers’ championship between Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, who finished in second. Beyond Hamilton’s 124-point triumph over Valtteri Bottas in 2020, this was the biggest margin of victory in the hybrid era and the second-best in F1 history, behind only Vettel’s 155-point lead over Fernando Alonso in 2013.

8

Verstappen won eight DHL pole position honors this season. However, he only qualified quickest seven times and had a grid penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix. Verstappen finished in second with his total, behind only Leclerc with nine.

13

Verstappen started on the front row 13 times this season, which means he didn’t always have the best position, but he always ensured he had a wide path to the first turn.

5

Max Verstappen set the fastest lap five times this season, but he failed to do so in the last seven races of the calendar year. Nevertheless, this was still sufficient to earn the DHL Award for the season’s most rapid laps.

616

Max Verstappen led 616 laps this season, 305 more than Leclerc, who finished second in that category. This quantity comes in at number seven all-time for most laps led in a season. Verstappen is seventh all-time in laps led with 652 in 2021, however.

ALSO READ: “Feels Good”: Esteban Ocon Outshines His Feelings After Outscoring Fernando Alonso

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