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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18
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Why Verstappen breaking F1's wins in a season record would be a unique yet misleading feat

OPINION: With a 109-point standings lead leaving Zandvoort, Max Verstappen’s second Formula 1 title triumph feels ever-more inevitable and that comes with the likelihood he’ll break a famous and long-standing record too. But, as Verstappen himself suggests, that doesn’t paint the true picture of the 2022 campaign

"I don't think it really portrays so far actually how the season went in terms of competitiveness.”

Max Verstappen, speaking there at the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago, sums it up perfectly. At the time he held an 80-point lead over Charles Leclerc in the drivers’ standings – an already dominant position, his second title beckoning.

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