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The Formula 1 records that Verstappen can break this season

The upcoming Singapore Grand Prix could witness Max Verstappen being crowned a world champion for a second year running.

While it remains a long shot and Japan would be a more likely venue to bring out the champagne, a bad day for Ferrari could pave the way for the Dutchman to wrap things up with five rounds left to go.

While a second title seems almost academic Verstappen can achieve even a few more records this year.

Number of points

Lewis Hamilton, the Red Bull driver's rival from last year, holds the record for points in a season.

He accumulated 413 points in a 21-race season in 2019. With a maximum of 160 points left on the table this year, with the fastest laps and a sprint race to also be contested it is not unreasonable to think that can beat Hamilton's record if he keeps up his current form.

Distance between first and second

In 2013, Sebastian Vettel won the World Championship at a canter finishing 155 points ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Verstappen has a chance in the six remaining races to open a gap equal to or greater than than German's.

Winning streak

Vettel won nine consecutive races in 2013 winning every race It was between Belgium and Brazil.

Verstappen is currently on a run of five and, with the Dutchman looking in imperious form, can challenge another one of Vettel's records.

Number of victories per season

With 11 victories already this year, Verstappen is on course to claim the most wins in a single season with the record currently held by German pair Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

Fastest laps

Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen had ten fastest laps in a single season each. Verstappen has five, while this would represent the toughest challenge of all this year, it still remains on the cards.

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