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Max Verstappen’s Dominance Continue , Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen’s dominance continued as he won the Austrian Grand Prix

Extending his lead in the championship race. The Red Bull driver secured his seventh victory out of nine races this season, further solidifying his pursuit of a third consecutive world title. Verstappen’s triumph at the team’s home circuit, the Red Bull Ring, was accompanied by a second-place finish from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, while Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, completed the podium.
Verstappen’s success began with a win in the Saturday sprint race, and he continued his momentum into Sunday’s main event, clinching victory and securing the fastest lap. With an impressive performance, Verstappen earned a maximum of 34 points from the weekend. Christian Horner, the Red Bull team boss, praised Verstappen’s performance, calling it a “full sweep” and acknowledging his class on the track. Verstappen himself described his car as being “on fire” and celebrated his 42nd career win.

Heading into the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Verstappen holds an 81-point advantage over his teammate Perez. Despite being in a favorable position to claim another title, Verstappen remains focused on taking each race as it comes. He expressed his enjoyment of driving the car and working with the team, emphasizing the team’s collective efforts and the successful weekend they had in Austria. Verstappen acknowledged the potential challenges of the sprint weekend but expressed his satisfaction with the positive outcomes they experienced.

In addition to Verstappen’s triumph, the race in Austria held a special significance for the Red Bull team.

It marked the first race since the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz, the founder of Red Bull and the modern Red Bull Ring track. Christian Horner paid tribute to Mateschitz, highlighting his impact on the team and the sport. Horner mentioned Mateschitz’s famous saying, “No risk, no fun,” and believed that the late founder would have enjoyed the race. Red Bull executed a strategically perfect race, with the decision to risk a pit-stop paying off as Verstappen secured the fastest lap.

Verstappen’s victory in Austria not only added to his impressive career record but also placed him fifth on the all-time winners’ list, surpassing Ayrton Senna. His win also extended Red Bull’s streak to nine consecutive victories this season and four wins in Austrian Grand Prix races. The team now stands just one win away from equaling McLaren’s record of 11 consecutive wins in 1988, which they have the opportunity to achieve at the upcoming British Grand Prix.

Despite his remarkable achievements, Verstappen remained humble and focused on the present. He attributed his success to staying ahead of his competitors and executing their race strategy flawlessly. Verstappen emphasized the importance of enjoying the moment and working together with his team. While talk of titles and records surrounds him, Verstappen preferred not to dwell on them, opting to stay fully present and appreciative of the experience he was currently enjoying. The Dutch driver expressed his satisfaction with their performance throughout the weekend and their ability to handle the challenges that come with the sprint format.

Max Verstappen’s dominance in the Austrian Grand Prix showcased his talent and the strength of the Red Bull team. As the championship race continues, Verstappen’s focus remains on one race at a time, aiming to make the most of each opportunity and continuing his pursuit of the world title.

Source: SuperSport F1 News


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