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The type of F1 world champion record-breaker Verstappen has proved to be in 2022 – Autosport

With just two races of the 2022 Formula 1 season remaining, we know exactly how this campaign will be remembered. Unlike 2021’s thrilling to-the-wire championship fight, Max Verstappen and Red Bull have dominated.
He’s been a double world champion for three weeks already and following his supreme Austin and Mexico City double-header sweep, he’s a double record-breaker too.
Alex Kalinauckas is Autosport’s Grand Prix Editor, covering every Formula 1 race since the start of 2020. After completing a master’s degree in journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2014, he worked for a range of motorsport and technology publications while covering national racing as an Autosport freelancer.  
A lifelong motorsport fan – no one in his family can explain quite how or why such a development first occurred – Alex joined the Autosport staff in April 2017 as the magazine’s Assistant Editor covering Formula 2 and GP3, before being made Formula E correspondent and Autosport.com’s Plus Editor in March 2018. He lives in north-east London and is constantly frustrated by the Central Line. 
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