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Max Verstappen joins seven other drivers who won the championship the very next season after their first F1 title. The first time Alberto Ascari succeeded in 1952-1953, and the last time Vettel in 2010-2011.
|Driver||First two titles||Other titles|
|Alberto Ascari||1952, 1953|
|Alain Prost||1985, 1986||1989, 1993|
|Michael Schumacher||1994, 1995||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004|
|Mika Hakkinen||1998, 1999|
|Fernando Alonso||2005, 2006|
|Sebastian Vettel||2010, 2011||2012, 2013|
|Max Verstappen||2021, 2022|
Won second title, next season after first
Apart from Vettel, no other driver managed to win the third consecutive season, Vettel winning also the fourth.
For Ascari, Hakkinen, Alonso and Verstappen, these were the only championships won.
Of those who have won other titles, Vettel had the least time to wait after the first two titles, winning the following season as well, Prost needed three more seasons to win another title, Schumacher five and Brabham six.
Among those who have won titles after this performance, Schumacher has a distance of ten seasons between his first and last title, followed by Prost with eight seasons and Brabham with seven seasons.
Excluding Verstappen, all the other three drivers also participated in the following seasons. Hakkinen and Ascari competed for two more seasons, and Alonso another sixteen, continuing in 2023 for Aston Martin.
Verstappen in 2023 could approach Vettel with a third consecutive title, then hoping for another title in 2024, thus equaling the performance of Sebastian Vettel
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