Most Formula 1 victories

The new Formula 1 season has officially started again with a great victory by Max Verstappen in Bahrain. Before we prepare for the next Grand Prix on Sunday, MASTERS takes a look back at the past: which drivers have the most victories in one season?

4. Lewis Hamilton & Max Verstappen

In 2015, Hamilton achieved 10 victories out of a total of 19 entries. In the following season he again achieved 10 victories out of a total of 21 entries, a slightly lower percentage of victories compared to the number of entries. In 2021, Verstappen also achieved 10 victories, with a total of 22 entries this year. 


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3. Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton & Sebastian Vettel 

These three drivers all have no less than 11 victories in one season. For example, Schumacher won in the 2002 season, Vettel in the 2011 season and Hamilton in the 2020, 2014, 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2007, the Englishman made his debut as a Formula 1 driver. The year in which he was the second driver next to Fernando Alonso for the McLaren team. Speaking of records: Hamilton holds the record for the most pole positions of all time, with 103. 

2. Michael Schumacher & Sebastian Vettel 

German racing driver Michael Schumacher was active in Formula 1991 from 2006 to 2010 and from 2012 to 1. He became world champion seven times and has many records to his name. With 13 victories, Schumacher is tied for second place with the most victories in one season. Compatriot Sebastian Vettel became world champion in Formula 1 four times during his career. He achieved all these titles with Red Bull Racing. In the 2013 season alone he achieved 13 victories. However, Schumacher's percentage of victories is somewhat higher. He won 13 races out of 18 entries and Vettel 13 out of 19. 


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1.Max Verstappen

The Dutchman convincingly became world champion for the second time in 2022. In addition, Verstappen improved a unique record: the highest number of victories in one season. With his victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Verstappen reached fifteen victories. In Mexico, with his fourteenth victory, he moved icon Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel to second place in the rankings. The Dutch driver's dominance in the 1 Formula 2022 season is also confirmed with the points total of 454. 


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Max Verstappen was interviewed by Jaap de Groot exclusively for MASTERS Magazine. Curious about the interview? Read it here.