Formulation 1 followers imagine the historical past books are exhibiting indicators of repeating themselves yet again.
The 2022 season has been all about Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen and his historic run to a second straight championship crown.
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Verstappen has obliterated numerous data on his run all through the 2022 season.
The 25-year-old broke the report of most wins in a single Formulation 1 season, beforehand held by Michael Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2013), when he recorded his 14th win on the Mexico Grand Prix. To be truthful to Schumacher and Vettel, there have been 18 and 19 races respectively once they set these data, there’s one race left on the 22 race calendar in 2022.
His domination has seen him solely fail to make the rostrum on 5 events and noticed him break Lewis Hamilton’s report for many factors in a single season. Hamilton scored 413 in 2019, Verstappen with one race remaining presently sits on 429.
However followers have identified eerie similarities to Formulation 1 historical past which present Verstappen and Crimson Bull’s domination on the grid gained’t prolong into subsequent season or past.
In an video that’s been considered near 2 million occasions, The Lockout Podcast uploaded the conspiracy principle that F1 is about to comply with in current footsteps.
“Is Formulation 1 historical past repeating itself?” one of many exhibits hosts says.
“Previously we’ve seen a seven time world champion be eclipsed by a 24 yr outdated driver who wins two titles in a row.
“After that, we’ve a driver in a Ferrari with six years expertise win a title.
“Then a British teen in a Mercedes wins a title. Then one other British teen in a aggressive automobile wins the title.”
Right here’s what unfolded again in 2004 during to 2009.
Michael Schumacher gained his seventh world title in 2004 earlier than a then 24-year-old Fernando Alonso gained back-to-back titles.
In 2007 it was Kimi Raikkonen within the Ferrari profitable all of it earlier than Lewis Hamilton gained in 2008 with McLaren.
The yr after that it was Jenson Button within the Brawn, who’ve now turn into Mercedes.
Let’s now quick ahead to the place we’re presently at.
In 2020 Hamilton gained his record-equalling seventh world title earlier than a then 24-year-old Verstappen gained back-to-back titles.
That takes us to the current day so if the speculation rings true, it means a Ferrari driver with six years of expertise will win all of it in 2023 and that man is Charles Leclerc.
In 2024 it will be McLaren’s flip to reign supreme with Lando Norris the successor. Then it swings again to Mercedes with George Russell profitable in 2025.
Leclerc confirmed promising indicators of creating the 2022 title struggle a all the way down to the wire battle within the early phases of the season, however Ferrari regularly shot themselves within the foot with weird technique selections.
Many pundits imagine Mercedes will bounce again in 2023 after exhibiting main indicators of life within the latter half of the 2022 season.
Whereas it could appear far fetched, thanks largely to Verstappen’s utter dominance, it isn’t that far fetched to see Leclerc pushing for title glory.
The place it will get a bit sceptical is the next season with McLaren standing atop the world. The Woking primarily based outfit have gained one race in 9 seasons.
Verstappen will enter the 2023 season because the raging favorite to make it three straight, however if you happen to imagine in historical past repeating then Leclerc is your man.