“I hate to compare different generations,” Max Verstappen shuns comparisons as he equals Ayrton Senna’s win record at the Canadian GP

Senna scored his 41 wins from just 162 starts while it took Verstappen 171 races to reach the mark.


“I hate to compare different generations,” Max Verstappen shuns comparisons as he equals Ayrton Senna’s win record at the Canadian GP

Max Verstappen (Image credit: The Star) and Ayrton Senna (Image credit: Tag Heuer)

Soon after breaking Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull win record, Max Verstappen was not going looking back. At the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix, the Dutchman equaled three-time world champion Ayrton Senna’s record of 41 GP wins. In the post-race media conference, the reigning world champion candidly discussed his remarkable accomplishment of attaining parity with Senna.

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Verstappen expressed his aversion to comparing generations. He pointed out that his dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver and winning 41 Grands Prix was beyond his imagination while growing up. Tying with Ayrton Senna was an incredible achievement that filled him with pride. The defending world champion expressed his desire for ongoing success and hoped for a continued winning streak.

“Yeah, I mean, I hate to compare different generations,” he told the media after the race, “The only thing I can say is that when I was a little kid driving in go-karting, I was dreaming about being a Formula 1 driver and I would have never imagined to win 41 Grands Prix,”.

“So of course, to tie with Ayrton is something incredible. And of course, I’m proud of that, but of course, I hope it’s not stopping here. You know, I hope that we can keep on winning more races,” he added.

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What are the records Max Verstappen could potentially break in 2023?

Max Verstappen winning the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix (Image credit: F1)

Equalling Senna’s record isn’t the only milestone achieved by Max Verstappen this Sunday. He also gave Red Bull their 100th win as a constructor at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix. With the extraordinary season Red Bull and Verstappen have, several records can be broken by the 2-time world champion.

Verstappen could break Michael Schumacher’s record for most consecutive races leading the championship. Verstappen is currently at 23, while Schumacher’s record is 37 races. The biggest championship-winning margin is a record held by Sebastian Vettel (155 points). Max came very close to breaking that record when he won the 2022 world title with a 146-point lead.

Verstappen could break his record of the most points in a championship which is 454 points. The Dutchman also has the record for most wins in a season; he would require 11 wins more this year to achieve that milestone. However, the season is long, and with the wind tunnel penalty looming over Red Bull, the future cannot be easily predicted.

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