Jose Verstappen on Max: “It makes everything look straightforward” / Formula 1

Long-time Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen (50) spoke in regards to the rising prospect of his son Max’s second world title on the Hellendurn Rally.


Jos Verstappen, who has competed within the GP 107 occasions, took half within the Hellendorn Rally, the most important rally within the Netherlands, along with his co-driver Harm van Koppen. Jose and Harm completed fourth total within the Citroen C3.

During the rally, 50-year-old Jose additionally spoke about his son Max Verstappen’s spectacular successful streak, which has gained eleven races of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship, the final 5 of them in a row.

Jose, tenth within the 1994 Formula 1 World Championship: “Fortunately, Max is a number of factors forward they usually all really feel very constructive about successful one other title. But it nonetheless must be first. I’ll positively journey to Singapore after which, relying on the result of the race, Japan as effectively. But in the long run it is not so necessary to me once I can efficiently defend my title; The principal factor is that it really works.”

Max Verstappen has competed in 5 Singapore GPs from 2015 to 2019, after which he was unable to race because of the Corona pandemic. Max completed second behind Lewis Hamilton in 2018 and third behind the 2 Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in 2019.

Max Verstappen has stunned along with his catch-up races in previous races: he gained from tenth on the grid in Hungary, from 14th on the grid in Belgium and from seventh on the grid at Monza.

Jos Verstappen says: “All this exhibits is that Max’s racing automotive is superb. If he can begin from the entrance row for a change, everything can be simpler.”

As a reminder, Max Verstappen is 116 factors forward of Charles (Leclerc) and 125 forward of his Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez with six races remaining (Singapore, Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Abu Dhabi).

If Verstappen additionally wins in Singapore and units the most effective race lap, Leclerc have to be at the least seventh to keep up a title likelihood mathematically.

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 hrs
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpha Tauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Alpha Tauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine hassle
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, water loss, engine overheat
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, power restoration

Championship standings (after 16 of twenty-two races)

the driving force
01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Saenz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09.Alonso 59
10. Bottana 46
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. The Hague 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Slope 6
18. Stroll 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02.Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alfatouri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10.Williams 6


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