By imposing his domination this season, the Dutchman is not very far from a record held jointly by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
Winner for the ninth time this year at Spa, the Red Bull driver is only four lengths away from becoming the most successful driver in a season with eight rounds to go.
During his legendary red streak, Schumacher became the first to reach the bar of 13 successes in one season.
By winning 12 of the first 13 races at the wheel of his F2004, he went to seek a final victory at Suzuka which enabled him at the time to beat his own record of 11 victories established two years earlier.
That year Michael won his seventh and final world title and also became the first driver to win five consecutive championships.
He was joined in 2013 by Sebastian Vettel to conquer his fourth title which also turned out to be his last. The German at the wheel of his Red Bull had started the summer break with only four successes, before returning to the charge to win the remaining nine races, a feat he is still today the only one to have achieved.
At the time the championships counted respectively 18 and 19 Grands Prix, Verstappen will therefore have a few more appointments to hope to equalize or even exceed the German’s record.
At only 25 years old (he will celebrate on September 30), he would also become the sixth most successful driver in history. Currently at 29, he would pass Nigel Mansell (31) and Fernando Alonso (32).