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Max Verstappen - A Champions' Drive

Written by Owen Bradley, Edited by Seow Hui Zhi

Credit: Mario Renzi

The Hungarian Grand Prix has come to a close, and with it begins a much deserved summer break. Whilst the fans might be disappointed as we take an extended break, some drivers might need it to refresh themselves and have a strong end to the season.

Max Verstappen has had a very good first half of the season, which has been greatly summed up by the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen had a dreadful qualifying, with engine issues still plaguing the Red Bull machinery, starting P10, but immediately bounced back during the race, coming through the field to finish a brilliant 1st.

Some might say, this was truly a champion's drive. Verstappen overtook all of his main rivals, including one of F1’s greatest, Fernando Alonso, and won from well outside the Top 5, something which Verstappen previously did at the Austrian Grand Prix in 2019 - where he got a bad start, slipped back into the pack, and ended up winning the race in dramatic fashion, overtaking Charles Leclerc at the second major braking point in Austria.

The drive in Hungary was undoubtedly one of his best, and proves why he won the championship last year, and why he will likely be a double world champion in 2022 as well. Despite the setbacks he’s had this year - he still managed to overcome them, which is something that Ferrari seem unable to do this year… and in the years gone by as well.

Credit: Dan Istitene


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