An epic end to the 2022 seasonMax Verstappen stormed to an imperious 15th victory of the season with a dominant drive at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that established a new record for most wins in a single season. “Sublime. That’s a perfect way to sum the season,” said Max’s race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase as the double World Champion took the flag after leading all but one lap of the 58-lap race.
Challenges at Interlagos for Oracle Red Bull RacingMax Verstappen and Sergio Pérez finished sixth and seventh at the end of a complex afternoon at Interlagos. Max’s was set back early on as his front wing was damaged in an early collision with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton while Checo’s chances faded in the final stages as his medium tyres left him vulnerable and he fell from second to seventh at the flag.
Magical Max makes it 14 in MexicoMax Verstappen delivered another Mexican masterclass to take a record 14th win of the season at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez as Sergio Pérez sent his home crowd wild with a second consecutive Mexico City Grand Prix podium finish in third place.
The road to the titleIt’s often said that the mark of true champion is not in winning a championship but in repeating the feat, and in 2022 Max has not only doubled his title tally, he’s done it in style – wrapping up a second crown with four races in hand, putting the Dutch driver in exalted company with only Nigel Mansell, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel being crowned with four or more races left in a season.