Two returns for history

Two returns for history

Verstappen wants to break all records this season. Max won two races in a row starting from the middle of the grid. Before the break, he broke all patterns in the championship by winning from tenth place, after suffering a problem in the classification of Hungary. And last weekend, the Dutchman started from fourteenth position to sign another historic comeback that earned him victory in Belgium.

the victory of madmax in Spa transforms it into the second driver in Formula 1 history to claim a double of wins from position 10 or later. The first to achieve this was Bruce McLaren, who has won two consecutive races beyond tenth position but in two different seasons. McLaren won the last race of the season at the United States GP in 1959, starting tenth. A year later, in the first race of 1960, he won the Argentine GP after taking thirteenth place in the first round of the year. However, The feat of the World Cup leader gives him even more credit by winning two races with consecutive comebacks in the same season.

The number 1 has taken another step to become double Formula 1 world champion at Spa-Francorchamps. That of Red Bull escaped 98 points from Leclerc and there are still eight races to go. Pérez is second with 93 points. The gap between the World Cup leaders and their rivals is among the widest in recent years at this stage of the championship. In 2011 Vettel took 124 points from Button and Hamilton 110 points from Bottas in 2020 with 14 races contested.

The Dutchman aspires (although he has more records in mind) to win the championship with the biggest difference since the introduction of the new scoring format, although there are now more big prizes. Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth world title in 2013 with a 155-point lead over Fernando Alonso in 19 races. With eight races remaining this season, Verstappen can top that figure.

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