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“Who You Trying to Kid?” Max Verstappen’s Humility Called Out as Fans Give Sergio Perez a Heads Up

Published 03/19/2023, 6:45 AM EDT

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The qualifying in Jeddah showed fans that Red Bull, after all, is not incapable of making mistakes. A driveshaft failure during the Q2 session saw Max Verstappen bow out, taking P15 on the starting grid for the main race. However, Sergio Perez was there to step up his game and deliver the pole position for the team. But given the Dutchman’s exploits from last year, a win for him can still not be completely ruled out.

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Last year, Max managed to win the races from as far back as P14 in Belgium and P10 in Hungary. On the odd occasion he faltered, Checo was there to deliver results for the team. That, according to even a man like Helmut Marko, is what makes him such a valuable asset for the team.

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Given how dominant the RB19 is, and Perez’s proven prowess on street circuits, it is highly unlikely that the Mexican will throw away the advantage. However, confident in his abilities, Verstappen isn’t ready to rule himself out just yet. Speaking with Sky Sports post-qualifying, he said, Anything is possible at this track. We’ve seen a lot of crazy things but also, let’s stay a little bit realistic. It’s going to be tough but we have good pace so, for sure, we’ll move forward.”

His comments have got fans calling him out on his humility and predicting how long it will take for him to snatch the lead away from his partner.


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Have a look at some reactions from Twitter.

Some fans predicted what David Croft will say when Max crosses the line ahead of everyone else.

An interesting statistic showed that Fernando Alonso is the only driver on the current grid to win a race despite starting from as far back as P15. One fan jokingly talked about Max deliberately walking out of Q2 just to equal that record.

Fernando will surely not make things any easier for him.


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Do you think Verstappen and his #1 Red Bull car can win from P15 tonight? How long will it take for him to take the lead? Let us know your predictions in the comments.

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Written by:

Nischay Rathore


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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.
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Akash Pandhare