Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Dutchman's rivals looked like they were driving Formula One cars after Max Verstappen won the Hungarian Grand Prix by more than 33 seconds, one of the biggest margins of the F1 hybrid era. 2. Red Bull recorded their twelfth consecutive win, beating the previous record set by McLaren in 1988, while Verstappen won his seventh straight. At Mercedes this year, they were completely without an answer to Red Bull's form, and the defeat at the Hungaroring is all the more painful for them, because in Saturday's qualifying, Lewis Hamilton, with the best starting position, gave them some hope in their chances of winning. "They win because of their good work. We will fight, win and win titles,
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is convinced that his racer Lewis Hamilton, in a possible decisive race in Abu Dhabi, would be willing to collide in the style of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher with his title contender, Max Verstappn, if he won a record eighth. the crown of the Formula One championship. Hamilton, who last fought for the title with a serious competitor in the 2016 season, was already ready to collide with teammate Nico Rosberg during a tense season, and at the decisive race in Abu Dhabi, where the Briton was ahead of the German, he was he deliberately obstructed the track so that his rivals would overtake him and thus deprive him of decisive points. Hamilton's plan failed and although he won, he put Rosberg in second place, defeating Hamilton in the title fight. Wolff me
Candidate for this year’s F1 champion, Max Verstappen, reiterated his calm approach to Formula 1. He still insists it’s not something where life or death is at stake. With a recent statement stating that if he fails to win the championship again this year, second place will not affect his life, he surprised many Formula 1 fans. With a 12-point advantage over the Dutchman over Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton, however, before the last 5 races of this season, he seems very relaxed, especially given the given circumstances. He told the New York Times: "Sometimes people take F1 too seriously as if it's a matter of life or death. They think that if they fail to reach the elite class, their lives will be over, or something like that. For me, it's never and never is. it will be so.
Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is convinced that Max Verstappen has lost at least 50 points this year, which he was not to blame himself. The Dutchman leads the Formula One World Championship with a 1-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton, but according to Mark, the difference would be much bigger if he did not lose points in the races in Azerbaijan, Hungary and Great Britain. Verstappen took the lead at Silverstone, but then ran out of points when they collided with Hamilton, who despite the penalty for the collision eventually won anyway. In Baku, the Red Bull racer was leading too hard when his tire exploded at high speed just five laps before the end of the race on the plane. In Hungary, he only finished in ninth place after Valtteri Bottas missed a brake point in the first corner and
Max Verstappen celebrated an important victory in this year’s race for the world title at the Austin racetrack. The Red Bull racer thus defeated Lewis Hamilton on one of his strongest tracks this season. The Briton finished the race in second place, and on the podium, the team success of the Red Bull team was complemented by the Mexican Sergio Perez. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1452373992149504013 The race was watched by 160.000 spectators from the stands, and the entire weekend was attended by around 400.000. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton staged a tense duel for victory, where in the 56-lap race a tactic played an important role, first pushing the victory into the hands of the Red Bull racer, and after other stops it seemed that he would step on the top step A Briton with a Mercedes
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are caught in a tense duel for the world title this year. Close encounters on the track between them are not uncommon this season, and tensions are only escalating. This is also evidenced by the incident between the duo, which took place during the second free practice for the US Grand Prix in Austin. It all started when a Red Bull racer was preparing for a fast lap, and in the last corner, as if it were a race, he was attacked and overtaken by Hamilton. The Dutchman had to play with the ideals of the line to prevent a collision, but he started a new lap and ran away from Hamilton, who drove past him and overtook him again in the first corner. Verstappen then labeled his rival on the radio as a stupid idiot. Hamilton attacked Verstappn at the start of the round and overtook him in the first corner.
Spectators have, or rather, chosen Dutchman Max Verstappn as the most popular Formula 1 racer, while his competitor for the world title this year, Lewis Hamilton, took only third place. In terms of popularity, it was overtaken by compatriot Lando Norris, who received 13.7% of the vote, or 0,7% less than Verstappen, and 1,2% more than Hamilton, who received 12,5% of the vote. The Briton received the most votes in the last such poll, in 2017. The survey involved 167.302 viewers from 187 countries, and Hamilton was the most popular viewer from the UK. Among the teams, the most popular team is McLaren, which enjoys the support of 29,5% of participants, and Red Bull Racing is second with 19,8%. Scuderia Ferrari slipped to third place with 17,9% of the vote, the current champions among the team,
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are old acquaintances when it comes to track fights. These are especially in the spotlight this year as the duo fight for the world title, and at Red Bull they reminded us of their incredibly tense but fair duel at the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1450069902040059908
Valtteri Bottas successfully turned his best starting position at the Turkish Grand Prix into a victory after leading the race almost all the time from start to finish. With second place, Max Verstappen won important points in the fight for the title, and another Red Bull racer, Sergio Perez, finished the race on the podium. Lewis Hamilton, who started the race in 11th place due to a change of engine, tried to drive all laps on more than one set of light rain tires on the track, which was wet throughout the race, but in the last laps he still had to stop. to which he slipped to fifth place and thus scored 10 points, eight less than his title contender, Verstappna. The Dutchman is now in the overall standings, 6 races before the end of the season, ahead of Hamilton by six points.
The head of the Red Bull Racing team revealed that Max Verstappen did not find the right rhythm in Friday's trainings for the Turkish Grand Prix, which is due to the confusion in the settings. The RB16B boasts a good grip on the front, but at the Istanbul Park Verstappn racetrack it did not obey, neither with an empty, nor with a full, nor with an empty fuel tank. The Dutchman complained that the front end was unresponsive at entering a bend, but when asked during training if he wanted different flap settings, he said it might be a tire problem. Horner refuted the latter in an interview with Sky Sports. "So far we have a bit of a mess with the settings. The racetrack offers a lot more grip than last year, so we found ourselves a bit out of the optimal setting frame. We'll have a lot of work to do overnight," Horner added.