Red Bull F1 Champions Max Verstappen & Sebastian Vettel Neglect Homeground Glory in Ironic Blunder

Published 08/13/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

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F1 is like a traveling circus with races all around the globe. The drivers travel from country to country racing different circuits. So in a recent video, F1 put the drivers’ knowledge of the tracks to test, making them name circuits around the world with each letter of the alphabet.

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However, there were some shocking blunders by some drivers, especially the Red Bull champions Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel. The duo failed to name a track from the letter “R” where the clear-cut answer was the Red Bull Ring, the track named after their team!

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On not being able to name the track, Verstappen said, “I don’t know, “It’s not my day”. Vettel had a similar reaction to his failure to recollect, “We’re going somewhere with r doesn’t come to my mind now.”

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This is a hilarious blunder from 2 drivers who have achieved so much with the team from Austria. In the meantime, with the Red Bull driver academy churning out stunning drivers like Vettel and Verstappen, it will be interesting to see which Red Bull junior driver enters the sport next.

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Liam Lawson is the man to replace Vips this season. He serves as the reserve/test driver for AlphaTauri this season. He has made his way through the ranks and currently, races in F2 where he sits 8th in the standings, despite the feature race wins in Saudi Arabia and France.

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He has also previously raced in DTM in 2021. He looks like the clear next choice, with AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost confirming that he will be in the AT03 in the first practice session of the Belgian GP.

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The other names in contention include Indian driver Jehan Daruvala, who sits 5th in F2 this season, Dennis Hauger, and the Japanese export Ayumu Iwasa. However, their chance look slim with Lawson as the clear favorite for an F1 drive.

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.
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