Purple Bull racer Sergio Perez claimed second spot on the Belgian Grand Prix final weekend. Defending world champion Max Verstappen completed the race 22.305 seconds forward of his teammate and second-placed Sergio Perez on the Spa-Francorchamps. Speaking concerning the two drivers, Purple Bull advisor Helmut Marko claimed that being second behind Verstappen is sort of a win. Marko feels that there are two different drivers, at the moment, who would get nearer to Verstappen than Perez. Verstappen headed into the Formulation One summer time break with a 125-point lead over Perez.
“Being second behind Max is sort of a win. There gained’t be another driver who might stick with him on one stage. Perhaps [Fernando] Alonso and [Lewis] Hamilton can be nearer, however no one might beat him in the meanwhile. I understand how good Max is [and] that needs to be thought-about. He’s nursing the tyres and he’s nonetheless going quick. He can learn the race and he’s up to now forward [with] what he’s doing he’s already previous. It’s unbelievable capability in his head,” Marko mentioned whereas talking on the newest F1 Nation podcast.
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Identical to the racers’ standings, the constructors’ desk can be dominated by Purple Bull. They’ve 503 factors. With an intention of claiming each world titles for the second consecutive 12 months, Purple Bull now lead second-placed Mercedes by 256 factors. Aston Martin are within the third place with 196 factors.
Regardless of ranging from sixth place on the grid, Max Verstappen didn’t face a lot hassle in successful this 12 months’s Belgian Grand Prix. Identical to this 12 months, Verstappen gained final season’s Belgian Grand Prix additionally having conceded grid penalties. Verstappen had gained final 12 months’s race ranging from P14 on the grid.
Belgian Grand Prix 2023 triumph marked the 25-year-old’s eighth consecutive win this season. Verstappen will want yet one more win to match Sebastian Vettel’s document of 9 victories on the trot. Vettel had achieved this feat again in 2013. Total, Verstappen has gained 10 races within the present season up to now. Verstappen’s brilliance on the Belgian Grand Prix additionally helped Purple Bull in extending their document to 13 straight victories, which embrace final 12 months’s ultimate race as nicely.
Following a summer time break, the Formulation One season will resume with the Dutch Grand Prix on August 27. Speaking concerning the break, Verstappen advised the information company Related Press, “I simply need to have a pleasant time now, have a little bit of time with household and pals.” In the meantime, Perez mentioned, “It’s been a little bit of a tough patch. I actually need this summer time break, it’s been actually intense. I’ll come again actually sturdy for Zandvoort.” Ten extra races are scheduled to happen this season after the Formulation One break.