WATCH: Max Verstappen Fumes at Mick Schumacher for Hindering Him in Lewis Hamilton F1 Battle at US GP

Published 10/24/2021, 6:07 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in third position for the sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


The United States Grand Prix is done and dusted with Max Verstappen taking the chequered flag. However, it wasn’t a walk in the park for the Dutch driver, as he had to fend off his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton. Additionally, the Red Bull prodigy wasn’t happy with Mick Schumacher in the closing stages of the race.

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The 24-year-old was zipping around the Circuit of the Americas, and had to wait for the Haas rookie to make way for him. This frustrated Verstappen as he was in the lead, and had Hamilton breathing down his neck, he soon came on the team radio to vent out his frustration.

Max Verstappen enraged by Haas rookie Mick Schumacher

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The Red Bull prodigy was leading the pack of racers around the American track. However, he soon had to overtake the backmarkers of the race. Schumacher Jr didn’t immediately move out of the way for Verstappen, which made Max rage on the team radio.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during practice REUTERS/Brian Snyder

He said, “Can these Haas cars please get out the way, get on to Michael.” 

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How does the US Grand Prix affect Max’s title hopes?

The Dutch driver took the chequered flag from start to finish in Austin. Verstappen bagged all twenty-five points from the race and held his lead in the title race against arch-rival, Hamilton.

Going into the US Grand Prix, Verstappen had a 6-point lead over the Mercedes driver. Now with the race being crossed off the F1 calendar, the Dutchman has extended the gap by twelve points.

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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Mike Blake

Now the next race on the title contenders’ minds is the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton would be hoping to bounce back, while Verstappen aims to grab another win this season.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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