“I don’t know how it is with you, but I’m a bit more relaxed than two weeks ago …”, said the Red Bull driver with a sense of humor. The Dutchman referred to the hectic run-up towards the start of the GP of Hungary.
Verstappen ended up on the Hungaroring on his way to the grid in the wall, damaging the front of his car. Thanks to the art and flying work of his mechanics, he was able to start normally. In the end it even earned him a second place.
During space there was also plenty of space to joke and joke for Verstappen, who rode in third place for almost the entire race in no man’s land. “Don’t forget to drink?” Asked the Limburger halfway through to his race engineer Gianpero Lambiasse.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said afterwards that Verstappen recorded green sector times at the time of the joke. In other words: he went around faster at that time than in all his laps before.
Verstappen looked like Silverstone on his way to third place for a long time, but in the final phase he moved to second place due to a flat tire at Valtteri Bottas. Leader Lewis Hamilton, who happened the same, remained just outside the shot for the Limbuger.
Verstappen drove his 106th Formula 1 race at Silverstone circuit on Sunday. He equaled his father Jos, who also reached 106 Grand Prix between 1994 and 2003.
Son Max is more successful than his father. Jos never managed to win a race, since Max has won eight wins since his debut in 2015. The Red Bull driver is only 22, so he can add a lot more Grand Prixs to his account.
In a preview of the Grand Prix of Great Britain, the young Verstappen laconically expressed the milestone. “My father really doesn’t care and I don’t care,” said Verstappen. The Limburger finished second on Sunday at Silverstone behind world champion Lewis Hamilton. In the end of the race, Verstappen took advantage of a flat tire at Valtteri Bottas, which moved him to second place.