Victory at Spa-Francorchamps for Verstappen’s peak season

Verstappen enjoys Belgium: “When I got home in the evening and sunk in a bit, I realized it was very strange and special.” © ANP / ANP


His win at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the Belgian Grand Prix has called world champion Max Verstappen the highlight of the season. It was a race in which he started fourteenth and, thanks to a brilliant catch-up race, was already in the lead after twelve laps. He was runner-up, winning 17 seconds ahead of his team-mate Sergio Perez.

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“It was absolute dominance. Races like this at the weekend are rare. When I got home in the evening and sunk in a bit, I realized it was very strange and special,” Verstappen said after the wet Japanese Grand Prix, which he won with great power. Upon completion he also won his second world title.

A small amount was withdrawn in Bahrain and Australia at the start of the season. “Even if you have a bad race, you always have to score points. It’s very bad to get out,” said the 25-year-old Red Bull driver.

One of the low points: outages in Australia. © ANP/EPA

Verstappen said he was already starting to believe in the world title after winning the French Grand Prix. It was the twelfth race of the season, making a total of 22 races. “The lead was already big. After the race at Paul Ricard I knew the car was good; we shouldn’t give this away anymore”

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The Dutchman also said he was not satisfied. “There are still a few years to go in Formula 1, so I hope we can compete for a few more years. I want to win more races and definitely try to win more titles. But I am already very proud of what I have achieved.

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