Formula 1: Max Verstappen flirts Belgian Grand Prix and increases his lead at top of championship

Party behind after a penalty for a change of engine, Max Verstappen made a fantastic rise to win the Grand Prix de Belgique, Sunday.


To observe Max Verstappen, it would seem almost easy to win a Grand Prix of Formula 1, even going far on the grid. Fourteenth at the start, the Dutchman made only a bite of the pilots who separated him from first place, to win in Belgium, Sunday August 28, in front of his teammate Sergio Perez and the Ferrari de Carlos Sainz.

His Red Bull gives him wings. While he had already shown an excellent rhythm throughout the weekend, signing the best time for qualifying, Max Verstappen gave a great impression on Spa. No pole position due to a penalty for engine change? Not a problem for the Dutchman. Already dressed in third place after eight laps, the defending world champion took control of the race after the first stop at the Stands of Carlos Sainz, and doubling his teammate Sergio Perez in the eleventh round. Before then fly away to complete the Grand Prix with a comfortable 18 second advance.

“I had a very hot first round with clashes in front of me, then then walked well. The tires worked well, I was able to do long relays and it allowed me to go up”, a commented on the Dutchman after the race. 2> Charles Leclerc loses his second place in the world championship

Victorious for the ninth time of the season, Max Verstappen comforts his lead in the world championship, with 93 points ahead of his new dolphin, his teammate Sergio Perez. Mexican exceeds Charles Leclerc, who had a complicated Sunday. Starting fifteenth due to a penalty for change of engine, the Ferrari driver experienced pneumatic problems from the first rounds of running and then lacked pace. A penalty of five seconds, for speeding in the channel of the stands, the retrograde finally in sixth place.

“I do not focus so much on the championship, the Red Bull were on another planet today. We must first understand what is going on because we are far too slow”, a- he reacted, disillusioned, leaving his car.

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Among the rest of the grid, Lewis Hamilton abandoned in the first round after a hanging with Fernando Alonso, in which the Briton is at fault, then the French Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly finish seventh and ninth respectively.

/Media reports.