Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Formula One, Max Verstappen Red Bull

Verstappen insists he’s not thinking of the title despite dominant Formula One Win in Mexico City

Max Verstappen has extended his title lead to 19 points with a record third Mexico City Grand Prix victory but the Red Bull driver said there’s no reason to get carried away – even if another one of his favoured venues hosts the next race of the championship.

The Dutchman qualified third in what he called a “terrible session” on Sunday but swept around the outside of the Mercedes – pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas and P2 rival Lewis Hamilton – when the lights went out on Monday. From then on, Verstappen’s pace was superior and he won by over 16 seconds. But afterwards he insisted his thoughts aren’t on the title just y

“No, it's a long way to go, but it's of course looking good, but also it can turn around very quickly,” warned Verstappen. “But I'm looking forward to Brazil. I have also good memories there.

Max Verstappen Winner in Mexico 

“I don’t believe in momentum,” he added. "So every single race we have to try and nail the details and we didn’t do that yesterday, so you know, things can go wrong very quickly or can go right. It’s going to be really tight and exciting to the end. This has always been a track [that is] really good for us so I expect Brazil not to be like it was today.”

However, he did admit that Red Bull’s qualifying struggles were a bit of a mystery, before he explained how he took advantage and usurped the Mercedes at the start of the race.

Mexico City Formula One

“The car was really, really good. We basically controlled it to the end. It’s always been a good race for us you know, so we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves because again in Brazil it’s going to be a tough battle,” he reiterated.

He’s Max by name, and max by nature. 

Arriving as Formula 1’s youngest ever competitor at just 17 years old, Verstappen pushed his car, his rivals and the sport’s record books to the limit. The baby-faced Dutchman now 23 years old with the heart of a lion took the Red Bull by the horns with his instinctive racing style. 

Formula one’s youngest points scorer soon became its youngest race winner – at the age of 18 years and 228 days – with an opportunistic but controlled drive on debut for Red Bull in Barcelona 2016. A true wheel-to-wheel racer, another stunning drive in Brazil from the back of the pack to the podium on a treacherous wet track kept the plaudits coming.

From that amazing start Verstappen’s win in Mexico City yesterday is a thrill for things to come.

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