F1: Red Bull reach 100 wins – where they now rank all-time

Following their victory at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing have reached the incredible milestone of 100 F1 wins. So, where do they rank in the all-time standings?

The team’s supremacy of the 2023 season continued in Montreal last weekend. Max Verstappen took a lights-to-flag victory yet again, consolidating his place at the top of the drivers’ standings.

This added to Red Bull’s perfect start to 2023, with the last time they did not win a race being Brazil in 2022.

Verstappen’s 41st career win also brought about an individual accomplishment. The reigning champion matched Ayrton Senna’s career victory tally, simultaneously elevating Verstappen to joint-fifth all-time.

And, with the dominance that both he and his RB19 are currently showing, the Dutchman will surely surpass Senna very quickly.

Similarly, Verstappen’s team celebrates reaching a century of victories by joining an elite club of legendary outfits. Here are the top five constructors of all time by race wins.

#5: Red Bull – 100 wins

The Austrian energy drink become just the fifth team in the sport’s history to stand on the top step 100 times. However, it took Red Bull four years in F1 before winning a race.

Their first victory came at the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel got his second career win. From there, the German went on to reach 38 wins in Red Bull colours. He and Verstappen combined are responsible for 79 of Red Bull’s 100 first-place trophies.

The remaining 19 victories come courtesy of just three more drivers. Current driver Sergio Perez has stood on the top step five times for the Austrian outfit. Meanwhile, a pair of Aussies in Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo delivered nine and seven wins respectively.

With plenty of races left in this 2023 season, there is no reason why Red Bull cannot add to their 100 wins and close in on the next team on this list.

#4: Williams – 114 wins

Although they are squarely in the midfield nowadays, there was a time when Williams were the team to beat in F1. Taking their first win in 1979, the British team have registered 114 P1s to date.

The bulk of Williams’ victories came during the 1980s and 1990s. In fact, the Grove-based outfit has taken just 11 wins since the turn of the millennium.

Their most recent success came over a decade ago when Pastor Maldonado improbably won the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Since then, the team has been on a steady decline back through the field.

Still, Williams have certainly enjoyed glory days in the past. Nigel Mansell has the most wins for the team, with 28 throughout the 80s and 90s. World Champions such as Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost, and Nelson Piquet have all reached the top step of the podium for Williams, too.

They are a proud member of the “100 wins” club – even if Red Bull are now breathing down their neck.

#3: Mercedes – 125 wins

A bitter rival of Red Bull, Mercedes are third overall in the F1 wins list. Despite winning their first race in the 1950s, the Silver Arrows quickly moved up these rankings thanks to their dominance in the 2010s.

Unsurprisingly, Lewis Hamilton has the most P1s for the German manufacturer thanks to a staggering 82 victories for the team. However, Mercedes’ most recent win came thanks to Hamilton’s teammate, George Russell, who won the 2022 Brazilian GP.

Incredibly, just six drivers have won a Grand Prix for Mercedes, too. The first was the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, who took eight in 1954 and 1955. Alongside him, Stirling Moss claimed a single win too.

After their return to the sport in 2010, Nico Rosberg was the Silver Arrow’s next winner. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, and George Russell complete the list.

#2: McLaren – 183 wins

One of just two squads above 150 wins, McLaren are similar to Williams in that their recent performance does not reflect their incredible history.

The likes of Mika Hakkinen, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and many more icons have contributed to the British team’s win total. But, rather fittingly, the team’s first-ever Grand Prix victory was taken by its founder, Bruce McLaren.

Numerous driver’s and constructors’ championships have since followed, creating an enormous trophy collection. Most notably, in 1988, Senna and Prost won 15 of the 16 rounds to complete one of the most dominant campaigns that the sport has ever seen.

Sadly, though, McLaren has finished first in just one race since 2012. This was the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, where Daniel Ricciardo led home an unlikely one-two.

#1: Ferrari – 242 wins

Standing far above the rest thanks to 200+ P1s, the Scuderia are the most storied team in F1 history.

Their first win came all the way back in 1951. From here, Ferrari have continued to show why they are the Formula 1 team that everyone wants to be a part of.

Michael Schumacher leads all Scuderia pilots with 72 victories for the Italian giants. But he is not the only legend that has delivered silverware to Maranello. Kimi Raikkonen, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Alberto Ascari are just some of the many World Champs to have won for the Prancing Horse.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz currently carry the weight of expectation from the Tifosi. Both have stood on the top step for Ferrari, although not in 2023.

Will they be able to prevent Red Bull from adding to their 100 wins this season?

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