‘Out of this world’: Formula 1 figure raves about Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen reaffirmed its hierarchy last Sunday at Spa. The Dutch driver took his ninth victory of the season and extended his lead to 98 points over third-placed Charles Leclerc, five points behind Checo Pérez in second place. The defending champion generated adrenaline with a comeback from fourteenth place to victory, which was how Christijan Albers, a former Formula 1 driver, praised Max.
The former Formula 1 driver and current analyst offered his usual weekend analysis. Whereby Max Verstappen He became the protagonist as he finished with an advantage of 17 seconds over Checo and 24 over Carlos Sainz. The Dutch rider showed overwhelming dominance at Spa Francorchamps and his compatriot recognizes it.
“It was out of this world. It’s the combination of Max, Red Bull and that extra lethal feeling that Max has at Spa,” condemned Albers in the first instance, who went deeper into his analysis and pointed out a statistic that should play against his team-mate mentally.
“This jet lag makes it a very, very painful record for Pérez,” said the compatriot from Max Verstappenwhich has three consecutive victories since the French Grand Prix.
The Dutchman’s wide advantage over his rivals seems to indicate that the championship is set. However, there are eight races left to play. With the new technical specifications imposed by the FIA, the red bull rivals expected to see less performance, but Adrian Newey has optimized an RB18 which seems to be the strongest car on the grid.
Note that the reigning world champion will arrive at his local grand prix on September 2, when the Dutch Grand Prix is held at the Zandvoort circuit. The Red Bull driver took victory on the track last year. This is a track where aerodynamic strength will be crucial.
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