Which driver has the most wins in an F1 season?

Max Verstappen continues to dominate the 2023 F1 season in style.

After victory at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City last time out, the Dutchman has now won three World Drivers’ Championship titles in succession as his pace remains second to none. 

So far in 2023, the Red Bull star has amassed 16 victories from 19 Grand Prix as he continues to extend his own record of most wins recorded in a single F1 season. 

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Max Verstappen (17 – 2023*)

On October 29 in Mexico City, Max Verstappen broke his own record from the previous year to claim the most wins ever in an F1 season before then extending it further in Brazil a week later. With two races left to spare, the Dutchman could even keep extending his own record in 2023. 

Despite not taking pole position for the 2023 Mexican Grand Prix, the Red Bull maestro expertly took the lead of the race into the first corner and never looked back. 

It topped off a season to remember for Verstappen and his team who dominated the field as the 25-year-old claimed the third World championship title of his career in the process. 

Max Verstappen (15 – 2022)

In a simply remarkable campaign in 2022, the Red Bull driver won all but seven of the 22 Grand Prix as he cruised home to claim the second world title of his career.

Despite his campaign getting off to a rocky start with effectively two DNFs across his opening three races, the 2021 world champion fought back in style, winning eight of the final 10 races of the season to break the single-season race wins record. 

Still only 25 years of age heading into the 2023 season, the Red Bull driver will be hoping to break his own record in the future! 

Michael Schumacher (13 – 2004)

German legend Michael Schumacher set the previous record for most grand prix victories in an F1 season back in 2004, when he came home victorious on 13 separate occasions. 

Blessed with world class ability and a Ferrari car that proved dominant that year, Schumacher won 72.2% of the 18 races that were held, the highest percentage ever recorded in the sport. 

He also recorded second place finishes in Italy and Belgium on his way to recording 148 points in the drivers’ world championship. 

Sebastian Vettel (13 – 2013)

Fellow German Sebastian Vettel equalled Schumacher’s famous record back in 2013 when he romped home with the fourth of his four consecutive world championship titles. 

Winning 13 out of 19 races on the calendar that year in his Red Bull car, Vettel emulated his idol growing up before he himself moved to Ferrari for a stint with the Italian team. 

Amazingly when finishing a race in 2013, Vettel never finished below P4! 

List of top ten most wins in a single F1 season

* denotes ongoing season. 

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