Fernando Alonso has now started the same number of world championship grands prix as Riccardo Patrese ( left). They are equal fourth on the all-time list, behind Rubens Barrichello (322), Michael Schumacher (306) and Jenson Button (288).
It has only taken Max Verstappen 24 F1 races to take his first victory at the top level. That stands up pretty well against the other eight grand prix victors on last weekend’s grid. Only Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel won sooner.