After the PB GP, the Verstappen clan’s huge tackle at Mercedes
Posted on September 6, 2022 at 10:35 p.m. by Jules Kutos-Bertin
Once again winner last weekend, Max Verstappen consolidated his huge lead in the championship. In the fight with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, the Dutchman took advantage of the amazing strategy of Mercedes. After the race, Jos Verstappen, the father of Max, paid the stable of Lewis Hamilton.
In the Netherlands, at home, in front of an orange tide, Max Verstappen came a little closer to the title of world champion. Starting in pole position, the Dutchman had a little scare at the time of the safety car when Lewis Hamilton and george russell took the first two places. Finally, his Red Bull was too strong for mercedes cannot compete with it. Without forcing, Verstappen recovered the lead of the race and he did not let go. A fourth consecutive success for the leader of the championship who is not very far from a second coronation of world champion.
The season is almost over
With 109 points ahead, Max Verstappen no longer have much to fear Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc. ” As I said at Spa, the gap is huge now. So we’re going to take it race by race, try to maximize our potential, and see what’s possible. “recalled the pilot Ferrari after the Dutch Grand Prix. On his side, Verstappen was content to savor this new victory in front of his public: ” It’s always special to win your Grand Prix at home, it was already the case last year, it’s a great weekend and I’m really very happy “.
Verstappen struggled with Mercedes
Whether Charles Leclerc still managed to get on the podium, it was especially with mercedes that Max Verstappen fought last Sunday on his land. Still looking for its first victory of the season, the team led by Toto Wolff has, for a time, thought he could give priority to Red Bull. Leading about ten laps from the end, Lewis Hamilton decided not to stop and to keep his tires. A strategy that did not bear fruit, to the delight of Jos Verstappenthe father of Max.
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“You would think that Mercedes had learned from last year’s race in Abu Dhabi, but that is apparently not the case”
” It was very tense but Red Bull were once again the best “, first recognized dad Verstappen in comments relayed by Nextgen Auto. ” Max rode each tire type and told his team which one worked best. Mercedes performed well too, they had a chance of winning. But luckily it worked well for us. And you’d think Mercedes had learned from last year’s race in Abu Dhabi, but that’s apparently not the case. “, added Jos Verstappen in response to the strategy of mercedesbefore concluding : ” Max has now won 10 of the 15 races contested. What he demonstrates is incredible. It is certain that he has taken over. But you should never consider yourself rich until you get rich “. mercedes will appreciate…