09/05/2021 at 6:15 PM CEST
The dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), which regained the lead in the Formula One World Championship by winning the Dutch Grand Prix, declared this Sunday in Zandvoort that it was “an incredible day, winning” in front of their fans and snatching “the lead. “Seven-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), whom he now leads by three points.
“It’s something amazing. Of course the expectations were very high before the weekend and it is never easy, but in the end everything has worked out well, “said Verstappen, 23, who raised his F1 win ratio to 17 this Sunday by winning for the seventh time this course, one day after raising his payroll of ‘poles’ to ten, seven of them in 2021.
“I am very happy to have won here and to have assumed the leadership of the championship,” he said, as soon as he got off his car, ‘Mad max‘- who now commands the World Cup with 227 and a half points, three more than Sir Lewis – who also appreciated the good strategy of his team.
“It was a really good day”; affirmed the young Dutch star after becoming a national hero in front of the almost 70,000 spectators that packed Zandvoort, most of them his compatriots.
“Mercedes made it very difficult for us, but we knew how to counteract his strategy very well. And I think we can be very happy with the work of the whole team, “said Mexican teammate Sergio Pérez, who added his two cents to Red Bull’s great performance by starring in the day’s comeback, finishing eighth after starting from the ‘pit lane’.