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F1’s ‘Club of 15’ awaits its possible next member

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F1’s ‘Club of 15’ awaits its possible next member

Too high a step. He British McLaren driver has prevented Red Bull from signing a double with its 2nd place in the Chinese Grand Prix 2024 of F1, in which MadMax has signed his first victory in Shanghai.

In this way, ‘LN4’ has climbed onto the podium for 15th time in his career without having yet won an F1 GP. A mark that is already a record among drivers in history who have never achieved a victory in Formula 1.

However, Never before has a Grand Prix winner He linked more than 15 podiums before his first victory in F1. A record that… Does it play in favor of English?

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Next member of the ’15 Club’?

In the entire history of F1, only four drivers scored 15 podiums before their first victory in a Grand Prix: Steady Eddie‘The Flying Finn’, ‘The Last Red 27’ and the winner of the 1978 Monaco GP.

A figure that no other runner has surpassed before standing on the top of the podium for the first time in his career, so The British McLaren driver now has two options:

Set a new record while waiting for your first F1 win Take 1st place the next time you stand on a podium

In case he signs that last result, ‘LN4’ would join that group, becoming the fifth member of the ’15 Club’.

The search for his 1st victory, a storm

At the moment, Last Lap Lando has two ‘negative’ records in its possession regarding the fight for his first victory in Formula 1.

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English is the pilot who has been on the podium the most times without ever having won an F1 GP, with his 15 podiums without victory.

But, also, McLaren’s ‘4’ He is also the driver who has scored the most points without knowing victory, with 691 points.

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‘Mad Max’, the 6th time’s the charm

The driver who is not having any problem finishing the races in 1st position is the defending F1 title, who accumulates 4 victories in the first 5 races of the year with his last triumph at the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix.

A victory that has become the Dutchman’s first in Shanghai on his sixth visit to the circuit. These have been the results he has achieved in this F1 event:

Chinese GP 2024: 1.º (Red Bull)
GP de China 2019: 4.º (Red Bull)
GP de China 2018: 5.º – +5 s penalty (Red Bull)
GP de China 2017: 3.º (Red Bull)
GP de China 2016: 8.º (Toro Rosso) Chinese GP 2015: 17.º – DNF (Red Bull)

Access our Guide to the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship to find out when and where the next Grand Prix of this season is held.

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