It may not have been the way Max Verstappen wanted to win the Belgian Grand Prix, but he will go down in the books as a full-fledged GP victory. That brings the Red Bull driver’s victory total to sixteen. That number means that he now has a record that he will want to say goodbye to as soon as possible.
Verstappen is now the Formula 1 driver with the most wins without ever adding a world title to his palmares. That’s a record that needs to be put into perspective. After all, Formula 1 seasons last longer than ever in 2021, so you can win more races without actually converting it into a world title.
Verstappen now shares the record with Stirling Moss, who is often called the best F1 driver without a world title. Verstappen also has a real chance this season to take his first world title, which would put Moss back on a lonely height.