Max Verstappen has won 10 races in a row, and only eight races remain on the 2023 Formula 1 schedule. Which races are most likely to trip him up?
Two-time reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has been on a tear throughout the 2023 season, and he appears to be well on his way to a third consecutive title. He has recorded 14 top two finishes in 14 races, and only two have been of the runner-up variety. He recently broke the all-time record for consecutive victories with his 10th.
Verstappen, who is just three wins shy of the single season wins record he set last year (15), looks poised to break his own record at some point in the near future.
Many believe that he has a good chance to extend his win streak to 18 by the end of the year and finish the season with 20 races in 22 starts, and although both marks would shatter previous records, it truly does look entirely possible.
But where is the 25-year-old Dutchman most likely to falter? Here are three possibilities, even though he will likely enter each race weekend as the overwhelming betting favorite.
Best chances to stop Max Verstappen: No. 1 – Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit has statistically been Max Verstappen’s worst track. He has just two front row starts, none of which from the pole position, in six attempts, and he has only managed two podium finishes, neither of which on the top step.
Even in a dominant 2022 season, he only could manage a seventh place finish after starting in eighth. He finished two laps behind teammate and race winner Sergio Perez. With the Singapore Grand Prix next up on the calendar, is 10 races as far as Verstappen’s win streak goes?
The only other track on the schedule where he has raced before and not won is Losail International Circuit, which only hosted one race in 2021. He still finished in second place to the vastly superior Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.
The Singapore Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 17 at 8:00 a.m. ET.