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Verstappen Challenges : Test Track Limits in My Car

Max Verstappen, the three-time Formula 1 World Champion, has offered to let anyone test his R19 Formula 1 car to see if they can better manage track limits, an area of debate and criticism among pundits. Verstappen believes that monitoring track limits, especially at certain tracks, can be difficult for drivers, and he thinks that the criticism on this issue has been excessive. The debate around track limits in Formula 1 has been ongoing for several seasons, with the FIA introducing stricter enforcement
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Max Verstappen Wins Third Straight Formula One Title

Max Verstappen secures his third consecutive Formula One title with a second-place finish at the Qatar Grand Prix, describing his achievement as "fantastic." Verstappen's success comes as his only rival, teammate Sergio Perez, was involved in a collision and retired from the race. Rookie Oscar Piastri won the sprint race, marking McLaren's first victory since 2021. Verstappen's title win, with six races remaining in the season, places him in an elite group of three-time champions in Formula One. He expresses his pride in
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“Verstappen’s 9th Win: Dutch Grand Prix Glory!”

As the checkered flag marked his triumph, Verstappen moved closer to a historic milestone. With this win, he notched up his eleventh win of the season and matched Sebastian Vettel's record of nine consecutive wins in Formula One, a feat achieved by Vettel during his 2013 championship campaign while driving for Red Bull. Verstappen's connection to his home crowd was evident as he stood for the national anthem before the race, an experience that gave him a strong emotional boost. Despite adverse weather
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Verstappen takes Red Bull’s Record 100th win in Formula…

Max Verstappen won the Canadian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to stretch his Formula One championship lead and take Red Bull's milestone 100th victory. The Dutch 25-year-old led every lap as he took his career tally to 41 wins, stepping up alongside Brazil's late triple champion Ayrton Senna in the record books. Fernando Alonso finished second for Aston Martin at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the Spaniard's sixth podium in eight races, with Britain's seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton third for

Bahrain GP: Dominant Verstappen gets statement win in season-opener

Defending champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull flexed their muscles at the start of the 2023 season, as the Dutchman won the season-opening race in Sakhir by over 10 seconds over his teammate Sergio Perez. After a phenomenal week since testing his Aston Martin, Fernando Alonso followed to take a remarkable podium place – his second since 2014. Alonso surged into third place after Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, in an all-too-familiar circumstance, had to retire due to a power unit failure. ‘Ominous’ is a
Max Verstappen Wins Italian GP

Max Verstappen Wins and Closes on Second F1 world…

This Formula 1 season has been distilled into a sort of 'Challenge Max Verstappen' show - pick a grid position for the Red Bull driver and see if he can win. The answer has become, invariably, yes. In Hungary, at the beginning of August, Verstappen started 10th, and won. In Belgium, after the summer break, he was 15th on the grid, and won. At the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday, he started seventh. It is a measure of Verstappen and Red
Max Verstappen in his RB16 going all out

Verstappen Edges Closer to His Second Title

Max Verstappen has taken another leap towards his second F1 title thanks to his breathtaking drive from 14th to a jaw dropping pole in his RB16 race car, on Sunday at the Belgian Grand Prix. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, as the young Dutch who set the quickest time during qualifying had to drop places on the grid due to gearbox penalties. These were just minor hindrances for the defending champion as he beat his teammate Sergio Perez by a whopping 17.8
Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in Canada

Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in Canada

Red Bull's Max Verstappen held off Carlos Sainz's charging Ferrari to win the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday and surge 46 points clear in the Formula One world championship after his 150th race. The 24-year-old Dutch driver took his 26th career win 0.9 of a second ahead of Spaniard Sainz,who closed the gap and set up a thrilling final chase thanks to a safety car deployment. Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton completed the podium for Mercedes in a remarkable turnaround for the
Hamilton told team on radio race was 'manipulated'

Hamilton told team on radio race was ‘manipulated’

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio, "This has been manipulated," after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen on the final lap of Sunday's controversial season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The message was not broadcast on the world TV feed but was audible on seven-times champion Hamilton's onboard channel on F1TV, multiple media outlets reported. Reuters has requested comment from Mercedes and the governing FIA. Red Bull's Verstappen overtook Hamilton on the last lap to win the Abu Dhabi GP and
Verstappen fulfils his destiny with dream F1 title

Verstappen fulfils his destiny with dream F1 title

Max Verstappen was hailed as a future Formula One world champion even before he entered the sport as a 17-year-old rookie in 2015 and on Sunday, whooping in delight, he fulfilled his destiny in dramatic style. The 24-year-old Dutch driver, followed around the world by a raucous army of orange-shirted fans, overtook Mercedes's seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the final race in Abu Dhabi. "Max Verstappen, you are the world champion. The world champion," Red Bull boss Christian Horner
Verstappen is back on top but Hamilton picking up speed

Verstappen is back on top but Hamilton picking up…

Max Verstappen took back the Formula One world championship lead from Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix but champions Mercedes have got faster and alarm bells are ringing at Red Bull. The 24-year-old Dutch driver finished second to Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas at the Istanbul Park circuit to move six points clear of seven-times world champion Hamilton, who ended up fifth. At the same time Red Bull fell further behind Mercedes in the constructors' standings, the gap now 36 points, and team boss

Max Verstappen wins home Dutch Grand Prix ahead of…

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Dutch Grand Prix to retake the championship lead. Verstappen, cheered on by 65,000 enthusiastic home fans, led all the way from pole position, comfortably keeping a following Hamilton at bay. The Dutchman leads Hamilton by three points after his seventh win in 2021. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was third, ahead of Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Mercedes tried what they could to challenge Verstappen, putting Hamilton on

Dutch Grand Prix: Will Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen…

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton start alongside each other on the front row on Sunday at a home race for one of them for the first time since the British Grand Prix. Back at Silverstone in July, it ended in controversy. After a dramatic half-lap of intense racing, the two collided at Copse corner. Verstappen retired and was taken to hospital; Hamilton went on to win despite being given a 10-second penalty after being adjudged responsible for the incident. The atmosphere at Zandvoort

Lewis Hamilton v Max Verstappen: Uncertainty hangs over intense…

The Formula 1 season restarts at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend with the title fight finely poised and an air of uncertainty hanging over the second half of the championship on many different levels. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are locked together in one of the most intense and bitter campaigns for years, their Mercedes and Red Bull teams slugging it out both on and off the track with no quarter asked or given. But how long will their contest last? The
Verstappen wins in Austria to pull clear of Hamilton in title race

Verstappen wins in Austria to pull clear of Hamilton…

SPIELBERG BEI KNITTELFELD: Max Verstappen reeled off his third win in a row from pole in the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday (Jul 4) to consolidate his world championship lead over Lewis Hamilton who after finishing fourth said his toiling Mercedes team were "miles away from Red Bull". Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas took second with McLaren's Lando Norris a fine third after picking up a five second time penalty. Verstappen's latest step towards ending Hamilton's hold on the drivers' title triggered a
Red Bull 'desperately' need Perez closer to the front

Red Bull ‘desperately’ need Perez closer to the front

LONDON: Red Bull need Sergio Perez much closer to the front to put pressure on Mercedes and help Max Verstappen in his title battle with Lewis Hamilton, team boss Christian Horner said after Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. Mexican Perez started in eighth place, after suffering shoulder pain in qualifying, and finished fifth at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya - more than a minute behind Mercedes' winner Lewis Hamilton. Seven-times champion Hamilton and Verstappen were so far ahead of the rest that the decisive strategy
Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Italy’s Imola circuit provides a fresh challenge for seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton and young pretender Max Verstappen as the pair prepare for round two of their Formula One battle this weekend. The circuit, with the Santerno river running alongside and a verdant backdrop of trees and parkland, is a marked contrast to Bahrain’s desert Sakhir track that hosted the opener won by Mercedes’ Hamilton. The fast and flowing anti-clockwise layout is also narrower and bumpier than Bahrain, and with fewer opportunities to
F1: Hamilton will relish a close fight with Max, says Hill

F1: Hamilton will relish a close fight with Max,…

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton will be fired up for a fight with Max Verstappen this season, but Formula 1's most successful driver may be in no rush to commit to 2022, according to 1996 world champion Damon Hill. Mercedes driver Hamilton can win a record eighth world championship having equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's seven. The 36-year-old Briton is also set to become the first driver to win 100 grands prix, his tally now on 95, but his latest contract runs only to the