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Will it be the champion? Formula 1 shared a chilling stat on Max Verstappen

The championship of the Formula 1 it is burning. Max verstappen he is the main candidate to win the crown, for the first time in his career.


The championship of the Formula 1 it is burning. Max verstappen he is the main candidate to win the crown, for the first time in his career. Although the Dutchman proved to be very consistent throughout the season, he has a more than powerful enemy behind him: Lewis hamilton. The Briton will seek to retain the crown and remain as the best in all history.

However, the weekend’s results reflected that the seven-time world champion has some trouble catching up with Verstappen. A fifth-place finish at the Turkish Grand Prix reflected a somewhat surprising lack of performance at Hamilton, who accused his team of hurting him by changing tires, despite his refusal.

Verstappen, on the other hand, stayed in second position throughout the race. The Dutchman was looking for victory, but it was impossible to compete with Valtteri Bottas. The second place of the race left him as the new leader of the world championship, by six points ahead of Hamilton, who added fewer units than expected.

Although Verstappen failed to get ahead of Bottas, he maintains the lead in a statistic that impresses all fans. The Dutchman is the driver who led the most laps in the entire championship, even more than all the pilots on the grid combined. After having passed 16 races, Max spent 469 laps in the first position.

However, the drivers who led laps in the year are Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Esteban Ocon, Fernando Alonso, Checo Pérez, Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Sebastian Vettel, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. All together they add up to a total of 465 laps in first position, four laps less than Verstappen, who continues to surprise his fans.