By the numbers: key stats behind Max Verstappen’s F1 world title

Number 33 is now number one after Max Verstappen secured his maiden FIA Formula One World Championship title for Red Bull Racing Honda with an extraordinary last-gasp victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Dig a little deeper, though, and there are any number of stats that matter to provide context, nuance and an explanation as to how – and why – Red Bull’s flying Dutchman soared to the sport’s summit after a 2021 F1 season for the ages, where he dethroned seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton.