“Passion and Agony”: Brawn Mesmerized by Max Verstappen’s ‘Infectious’ F1 Racecraft

Published 06/21/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Formula 1 Managing Director, Ross Brawn believes Max Verstappen’s passion and agony were infectious. Max Verstappen made an early error at turn 1 but soon found himself back in the lead and secured his maiden French Grand Prix. The dutch overtake the 7-time time world champion with just two laps remaining after a clever pit stop strategy by Christian Horner and co.

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This has been an excellent outcome for Verstappen who involved in a frightening crash on the streets of Baku. Meanwhile, the reigning champion finished at P2, and Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez finished at P3.

After this victory, Verstappen has extended his lead to 12 points over Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ standings. Therefore, considered as the serious contender to become the World Champion this season.

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What did Ross Brawn say on Max Verstappen?

“Max’s passion and agony in the middle of the race, when the pressure was so intense, was infectious. Those guys were driving at a pace they all knew they couldn’t maintain but nobody wanted to blink first and pit,” said Formula 1 Managing Director, Ross Brawn.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Eric Gaillard.

“It was fabulous watching the race evolve from a slow burner to humdinger. This race was the epitome of F1 – we saw the human side and the strategy side of the sport in all its glory. And Verstappen was the one who came out on top.”

‘I am so proud of the whole Team’: Christian Horner after French GP triumph

After securing victory at Circuit Paul Ricard, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was glad by his entire team. The Milton Keynes-based team used a two-stop strategy to beat Lewis Hamilton. Furthermore, it is for the first time in the turbo-hybrid era that Red Bull have won three races on the bounce.

After this victory Red Bull have extended their lead over the Silver Arrows by 37 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

“I’m so proud of the whole Team to bring home back-to-back race wins and a double podium which extends our lead in both championships,” said the Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race alongside second-placed Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez REUTERS/Yves Herman.

“We didn’t want to find ourselves in the same position as we did in Barcelona so we pulled the trigger and went for the two stop which thankfully paid off today,” added Horner.

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