Max Vertappen has now won 39 Grands Prix races during his time at Red Bull. This was achieved with his incredible drive at the Monaco Grand Prix. The F1 circus will soon be heading to Barcelona where Max Vertappen won his first F1 race at the age 18 years old. The Dutchman, who was then a relative newcomer to the highest level of motorsports at the time, had big ambitions in his eyes. He became the youngest driver to ever win a Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen, now 25, still brings the same enthusiasm to Barcelona. He wants to increase his lead over his rivals in the World Championship by winning the Spanish GP. The chicane at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya has been removed. The chicane, which was first introduced in 2007, will now be removed and the turns 14 & 15 will return to their original shape. Verstappen said he wanted to see how he would do when he raced around them in Spain this weekend.
Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz are the two Spaniards who will be competing against Max Verstappen to win this year’s Grand Prix. Max’s first Grand Prix was won here. Nando, on the other hand, won his 32nd Grand Prix at the 2013 Spanish GP.
Max Verstappen will have to work hard to win the Barcelona race. He said: “I am looking forward to returning to a circuit that we know so well.” I am also curious to see how the layout of the two last corners has changed. It’s true that I have many fond memories of this circuit, including winning my first Formula 1 there. We’re hoping for some good weather too.”
Sergio Perez says he will never make the same mistake again if he is to beat Max Verstappen
All know that Max Verstappen is facing a tough challenge for the World Championship in this year from his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez. The RB-19 is so powerful that, until now, no other team has come close to Milton-Keynes’s squad in the points standings. This has left the title race between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Sergio Perez, however, slipped in Monaco and ruined his chances. He crashed in Qualifying and was given a 20th place start on the grid. He finished the race 16th with no points. He then promised to never make another mistake in the future, because “it is unacceptable” to make this type of mistake. I have to learn from this mistake and move on. I can’t afford another zero at the championship.
All these changes have now set up a highly-interesting showdown in Barcelona. Max Verstappen, who is returning to his native Spain for the first Aston Martin race, is also pumped up to win the Spanish championship. Perez, on the other hand will want to avoid any mistakes and Carlos Sainz, will do his best to keep the Tifosis satisfied in their own country.