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.
“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A small amount was withdrawn in Bahrain and Australia at the start of the season.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.
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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