Max Verstappen powered to his fourth straight Grand Prix race in Canada to match Ayrton Senna’s record of 41 career wins.
The 25-year-old led from start to finish in Montreal after claiming pole position and was never seriously challenged, finishing just under 10 seconds clear of Fernando Alonso.
Verstappen said it was “incredible” to match the achievement of Senna, the Brazilian three-time world champion, who was 33 when he won his last race, the year before he died in a crash in the San Marino Grand Prix. In Senna’s time a Formula One season consisted of 16 races, compared to 23 this year.
“To tie with Ayrton is something incredible,” he said. “I’m proud of that, but of course, I hope it’s not stopping here. I hope that we can keep on winning more races.”
The victory was also the 100th for the Red Bull team, making it the fifth team to reach a century after Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is the only driver with more than 100 Grand Prix wins to his name with 103, followed by Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost, Verstappen and Senna.
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