MAX VERSTAPEN can win a second consecutive world title at the next Singapore Grand Prix – FIVE races before the end of the season.
The Dutch driver recorded his fifth consecutive win and 11th of the season at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 2021 champion now holds a 116-point lead over nearest rival Charles Leclerc after a dominant campaign behind the wheel.
Verstappen was in a different league to everyone else and could wrap up the title when action resumes in October.
The Russian Grand Prix was due to be next on the calendar, but the race was postponed following the invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.
That means the Singapore Grand Prix on October 2 is the next chance for points.
The title will be his for the second year running if he extends his lead to 138 points by the end of this Grand Prix, with five races and one sprint remaining.
This would be the case if Verstappen won the race and Leclerc finished ninth or lower.
He also leads Sergio Perez by 125 points and George Russell by 132 points.
The Dutch driver holds the record for most wins in a season which is firmly in his sights.
The current record of 13 wins in a season is held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
But with six races remaining, Verstappen needs to win just three of them to become the outright record holder.
While the record for most consecutive race wins could be on the cards.
Another record held by Vettel, who won nine races on the bounce in 2013.
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