WATCH: Max Verstappen Smashes Cake All Over Former Red Bull Driver Coulthard’s Face

Published 03/27/2021, 1:02 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing looks on during the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Cooler Runnings event at Station Pier, Port Melbourne ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Max Verstappen was in a good mood today after snatching pole for Red Bull in Bahrain. He not only stole the show on track with his blistering lap but also off it by tickling our funny bones with a hilarious birthday ritual.

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Every one of us loves a nice cake smash on occasion. Thankfully for Max, he was not on the receiving end of it. Instead, it was former Red Bull driver David Coulthard, celebrating his 50th birthday today.

Max first proceeded to wish DC as he was interviewing him after he got out of the car. When the interviews were all wrapped up, Max went into the garage and came out with a tasty-looking chocolate cake.

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Pretending to present it to DC, he made a sly move and smashed it all over his face as the presenter looked the other way.

Utter comedy from Max. Coulthard then proceeded to run after Max, who pinned the blame on his team for forcing him to cake DC.

What Max Verstappen had to say after snatching pole in Bahrain?

Max Verstappen’s qualifying in Bahrain did not begin on the easiest of notes. He damaged the floor of his car in the first qualifying session. He wasn’t really threatening Mercedes in the first couple of sessions.

However, he rose to the occasion when it mattered the most. Shrugging off the floor damage to his RB16B, he qualified three-tenths of a second above Lewis Hamilton. After the qualifying and before caking David Coulthard, he had this to say to the presenter –

“The whole week the car has been working well, and it is really enjoyable to drive. It worked out perfectly so we are very happy with the pole position.

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“My fist lap in Q3 wasn’t amazing. Luckily, where it mattered we could perform. I am just looking forward to it. We have a good car so I want a clean start and first lap,” said Max Verstappen.

Indeed. It is crucial for Red Bull to convert this pole into a race victory, else all their efforts throughout the race weekend will go down in vain. An exciting race beckons us tomorrow as Mercedes will look to fight back to regain their rightful place on top of the food chain.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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