Max Verstappen reveals Sebastian Vettel text

Max Verstappen needs just four wins from the remaining eight races to eclipse his 2022 record for most victories in a single season.

Retired four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel reportedly texted Max Verstappen shortly after the conclusion of last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, to congratulate the Dutchman on breaking his record.

Verstappen’s win at Monza last weekend was his 10th victory in a row, something which saw him eclipse Vettel’s record for nine consecutive wins, which he achieved in 2013.

Very few believed that Vettel’s record would be broken, yet Verstappen has once again proven a lot of people wrong.

It was actually the previous record holder himself who was one of the first to congratulate the two-time World Champion, via a text message.

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According to De Telegraaf, Vettel texted Verstappen to “continue to enjoy his success”, something he certainly will ahead of next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

As well as being his 10th win a row, the reigning World Champion’s win at Monza was his 12th of the season, putting him within touching distance of a record he only broke last season.

Verstappen claimed the record for most wins in a single campaign in 2022, as he won 15 races.

With eight races still remaining in 2023, Verstappen has several opportunities to claim the four wins he needs to reach 16 for the year and break his own record.

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It’s widely believed that Verstappen could actually win all the remaining races given how superior he is currently, which would see him claim 20 wins in a single season.

The upcoming Singapore GP will prove to be a challenge for the Dutchman though, who endured a difficult race at the Marina Bay Circuit 12 months ago.

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Sergio Perez has historically been very strong at what is deemed as the most demanding race of the season, due to the humidity and high temperatures the rivers are faced with.

Should Verstappen find a way to win in Singapore, then there will be very little stopping him from continuing his winning streak until the close of the campaign.

Ferrari and Mercedes will be desperately trying to end Red Bull’s and Verstappen’s sensational run of form before the season concludes, with the Austrians having won the last 15 races.