Max Verstappen he concluded the first part of the season with a great comeback and deserved victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The current world champion took advantage of the bad strategy of his main pursuers and took first place at the Hungaroring. In this way, he managed to generate an 80-point lead in the drivers’ championship, nine races from the end of the year. In that sense, a historic Formula 1 driver highlighted the performance of the Dutchman and his team and compared it to the level of Ferrari in Budapest.
Max Verstappen He showed his talent on the track again and came back in a big way at the Hungaroring. The Dutch rider started from tenth position after losing power in Q3. However, with great driving he crossed the checkered flag in P1 and took the eighth win in 13 races. In this sense, the two-time world champion in 1998 and 1999, Mika Häkkinen, praised the level of the 24-year-old driver in Hungary, highlighted Supermax’s confidence in the RB-18 and the level of his team.
“The victory of Max Verstappen it was very impressive because he had to start 10th and fight his way through traffic, but he did everything he needed to and the team gave him the right strategy to take the win. Somehow a win like this shows how much confidence Max has in himself and the car. Even when they have problems, they don’t panic, they just focus on getting well quickly.”, explained the 53-year-old former runner.
Ferrari has to recover
In the same sense, Häkkinen referred to the Dutch rider’s partner, Checo Pérez, who achieved a fifth place, after starting eleventh. The Mexican closed the gap against a beaten Leclerc who will have to recover if he wants to fight for the title. The former McLaren driver anticipated a 1-2 from Red Bull, if Ferrari continues at that level.
“Checo Pérez’s good drive in 5th place now puts him just 5 points behind Leclerc in the World Championship, so Red Bull are looking to turn this into a 1-2 result, if Ferrari can’t find a way. respond,” confessed Häkkinen.