Max Verstappen has described Red Bull’s achievement of taking 100 race wins in Formula 1 as “incredible”.

Verstappen dominated the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to take his sixth race win of the 2023 campaign, extending his lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

Red Bull is just the fifth team in F1 history after Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and Williams to take a century of victories.

Verstappen controlled the race from pole position, but was unable to pull away in his usual form throughout the opening stint.

The Dutchman was struggling with tyre temperature, which made for a less-than-comfortable race.

“I’m very happy right now,” he said. “It was not a very straightforward race because the tyres were not really getting in their window, it was very cold today compared to Friday. 

“We were sliding around quite a bit. But we made it work, to win again today, to win the 100th grand prix for the team, that’s incredible.

“It’s amazing, I never expected to be on these kind of numbers myself as well. So we keep enjoying it, we keep working hard. Today has been a great day again.”

Alonso and Hamilton looked as though they would be able to challenge Verstappen early on – but their chances slipped away as the race wore on, ensuring Red Bull keeps its 100 per cent success record in 2023.

“Firstly I expected more or less what we had today but it was really difficult to keep the grip, keep the temperature in the tyres because the grip was disappearing very quickly,” Verstappen said.

“That’s why maybe the gap wasn’t as big. We had a few Safety Cars here and there but overall, we won. That’s the most important thing.”

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