Max Verstappen’s admission about surpassing Sebastian Vettel

Max Verstappen is all but certain to win the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship, most likely with several races to spare.

Max Verstappen has expressed his delight and surprise at breaking the Formula 1 consecutive win record previously held by Sebastian Vettel. 

The Dutchman’s remarkable achievement occurred at the Italian Grand Prix, where he clinched his 10th consecutive victory, rewriting the record books for the 2023 season.

Starting from the second position on the grid, Verstappen’s path to victory was not without its challenges. 

He patiently bided his time, waiting for the opportunity to make a decisive move on Carlos Sainz for the lead. 

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The hard-fought victory brought him immense satisfaction, and Verstappen admitted that the experience exceeded his expectations in terms of enjoyment.

Verstappen shared his thoughts with Sky Sports F1, saying, “I would never have believed that was possible. 

“We had to work for it today, and that made it definitely a lot more fun. 

“I had to force him into a mistake, and luckily, it came at some point where he locked up, and then I had better traction out of turn two.”

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Once Verstappen successfully executed the overtake, the remainder of the race followed a more straightforward path, by his own high standards. 

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However, towards the closing stages of the race, he encountered a minor issue that required careful management.

As the Formula 1 season continues, the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix presents a significant challenge for Verstappen’s quest to win every remaining race. 

Red Bull has accepted that the event could prove tricky, as teams rectify their performance failings from earlier in the season to present cars that can compete against the title-leaders