It was a day for the record books as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen clinched his 10th consecutive victory in 2023, surpassing 4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel’s 2013 record of 9 consecutive victories, as the Dutch driver took the checkered flag in Monza ahead of teammate Sergio Perez and polesitter Carlos Sainz.
The victory continues Red Bull’s impressive 100% win rating on the year as the Milton Keynes squad looks to convert the first 100% winning season in Formula 1 history. Ferrari challenged for the first 12 laps of the race, as polesitter led Verstappen from the start, but poor tire degradation and a minor mistake from Sainz allowed the Red Bull to easily pass for the lead and never looked back. Sainz would fall behind Sergio Perez as the race went on, and would later outshine teammate Charles LeClerc for the final podium position in front of the rabid Tifosi.
Verstappen’s victory in Monza now sets the Dutchman up for clinching the title in Japan, as he did in 2022, as the team look to secure the Constructors title as early as Qatar, a full race sooner than in 2022. With 15 consecutive victories, and a package that seems to win in any condition, this looks to be the most dominant year in history for a single team in Formula 1.
The streets of Singapore spring to life on September 15th as Formula 1 starts it’s round of flyaway races before heading to Japan and Qatar on its way to the United States for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX.