We saw yet another masterclass from Max Verstappen in Canada as he further extended his lead in the driver’s championship. After a tough start to the season for both Max Verstappen and Red Bull, it’s been quite a comeback as they hold a firm grip on both the championships. Some of the pundits had started to cast doubts on their credentials after they suffered 2 DNFs in the first three races of the season.
But, the team from Milton Keynes has made a comeback and how. Max Verstappen has won 6 races in the season with the last one coming recently in Canada. With Charles Leclerc starting at the back of the grid, the Dutchman took full advantage as he started the race from pole with Fernando Alonso alongside him and Carlos Sainz starting from P3. It was supposed to walk in the park for Max Verstappen.
But, it was anything but that. Carlos Sainz got lucky with the Safety car allowing him to change his tyres and found himself at the back of Max Verstappen with 17 odd laps to go. It was going to be tough for Max to keep Sainz at bay with his fresher tyres. But the reigning world champion showed how strong he and Red Bull is as Sainz didn’t even get one opportunity to get past him.
Max Verstappen and Red Bull will continuing being a tough nut to crack, according to Mika Hakkinen
Mika Hakkinen has been impressed with the kind of balance Red Bull has shown in the past weeks. He said, “The result in Montreal confirms that Red Bull’s package is simply too strong at the moment for Ferrari.”
“They have straight-line speed, good balance and a car that Max can clearly work with on every type of circuit.“
“Good confidence under braking and low-speed performance, but strong traction for the straights where you can overtake – and Max’s car looked brilliant everywhere,” reported gpblog.
Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been on top of their game and showed a lot of character to bounce back from where they found themselves after 3 races. The signs are scary for the likes of Ferrari.