Max Verstappen’s Dismissive Reaction to Making F1 History This Season

Published 08/26/2021, 4:43 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


Over the years, Lewis Hamilton has crushed a lot of Michael Schumacher’s and his idol, Ayrton Senna’s formidable records in F1. And with the Briton’s F1 career almost reaching the end, Max Verstappen could certainly be the next heir to the throne.

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However, the Dutchman isn’t keen on investing even part of his focus on breaking records in F1. Instead, Verstappen’s sole target is to win as many world championship titles as possible, including the one out of the ongoing season.

As reported by GP Fans, Verstappen hailed the good start to the 2021 season but affirmed the fact that his hopes of winning the title are far from secure.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

I’m not focused on records, my aim is to win the championship. For me, that’s the only one that matters,” he said. “The wins in Austria were very nice. The win in Monaco was also very nice as well. To be honest, there’s been quite a few nice ones so far this season.

Overall, it’s been a good start for us. We’ve been really competitive. But we need to be there at the end of the season as well. Because that’s what you work for as a team. So, let’s hope it’s going to be like that,” Verstappen added.

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 Records Max Verstappen managed to break in 2021

In what was a stellar start to the 2021 season, Verstappen managed to break a couple of records. The Red Bull driver is now the youngest driver to secure a grand slam at an event. Meaning? Verstappen secured pole, followed by race win after leading every single lap of the Grand Prix, and also gaining the fastest lap.

Also, Verstappen is the first-ever F1 driver to win all three Grand Prix events of a triple-header. Such has been the caliber of the Flying Dutchman, and there is certainly more to come from the 2021 title contender.

And all eyes will be on Verstappen, racing in front of his home crowd at Spa Francorchamps this weekend. The Red Bull driver, too, is excited to push for a win in front of his fans at the Belgian GP.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

It’s my favourite track on the calendar and it’s always nice to drive there,” he said. “I hope we can have a great result, but I will just enjoy driving the laps.”

Overall, Verstappen is evidently a world champion in the making. Hence, amidst imminent threats from the ever-dominant Hamilton, can the Flying Dutchman find his way through the obstructions to clinch his first F1 title this season?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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