Verstappen opens up after Belgian Grand Prix win

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By Web Desk
July 31, 2023
Max Verstappen — AFP

Max Verstappen opened up talking about his luck after a win at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Dutchman secured his 10th win of the season and his eighth consecutive victory with his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez finishing second and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc third.

Verstappen started the race from sixth after receiving a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox.

However, this did not turn out to be a problem for the Dutch as he managed to overcome his opponents.

Surprisingly, Verstappen’s trophy was broken into several pieces and all the 25-year-old could do was laugh and say: “It’s broken again, the trophy is broken again!”

Earlier in the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lando Norris accidentally broke the 25-year-old’s trophy as he was popping his champagne.

However, during the race, Verstappen had some interesting exchanges with his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiese.

The duo was reported to have constant arguments over the strategy during the weekend.

Some people questioned the Dutch’s attitude but after the race, he cleared the air by saying that these things are common.

“I mean, I think we know each other very well, from all the years we have been working together already. The car has been performing really well. Of course, they want to keep it under control but I’m the one in the car feeling how the tyres are behaving,” he said.

“They have the numbers but it’s still also a feeling thing and I think as long as they tell me from there what they’re seeing then I can make my mind up in terms of how to push it out. And I think that’s working out very well for us at the moment.”

“I find it always a really important part of your performance – not only your race engineer but also everyone very close around you [like] your performance engineer and these kind of things,’ Verstappen added.