WATCH: Kylian Mbappe Cheekily Congratulates Max Verstappen for His French GP F1 Win

Published 06/21/2021, 7:05 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Yves Herman


After securing his maiden win at Circuit Paul Ricard, many celebrities congratulated Max Verstappen. And one among them was Paris Saint Germain and French Professional footballer Kylian Mbappe.

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On the penultimate lap of the race, Max Verstappen overtook the reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton, and eventually winning the race. The Dutch extended his lead over the Briton and now considered as the serious contender to become the Drivers’ Champion this season.

This weekend Grand Prix held at Kylian Mbappe’s home country and the Frenchman kept a close eye on the race. After completing his race, Verstappen sat on his RB16B with his hands folded.

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The Dutch imitated the celebration of Kylian Mbappe. The Frenchman generally does that celebration after scoring a goal.

Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe shared a story on his Instagram to congratulate Max Verstappen. He wrote: “Congratulations Max Verstappen. Great celebration.”

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Mbappe scored no goal in the opening two matches of ongoing Euro 2020. France will play their last group match against Ronaldo’s Portugal on Wednesday.

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What did Max Verstappen say after the race?

“In the beginning it was super difficult out there with the wind. One lap you had OK balance and the next lap you were just sliding everywhere,” said Max Verstappen in the post-race Drivers’ Press Conference.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Nicolas Tucat.

“Really difficult to keep the car stable. Once we made the first pit stop then you could clearly see that on the hard tyres they were pushing me hard from behind but then when we made the call to do a two-stop, luckily at the end that paid off. We had to work hard for it but of course very rewarding.”

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This has been a significant result for the Dutch after he was involved in a frightening crash at Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton finished P2 and Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez finished at P3.

After this victory, Verstappen has extended his lead to 12 points over the 7-time world champion in the Drivers’ standings.

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Can Max Verstappen display another solid performance with Steiermark Grand Prix just around the corner? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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