He’s done it again. Max Verstappen wins the Belgian Grand Prix from a penalised sixth on the grid to stretch his victory streak to eight races. Featuring Scott Mitchell-Malm from The Race.
Red Bull Racing makes it to the midseason break undefeated and with Max Verstappen on an eight-race victory streak, but Oscar Piastri steals the show on Saturday with a superb second in the sprint.
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Michael Lamonato, FIA-accredited journalist and host of the F1 Strategy Report, joined Matt Grubelich to review the Formula 1 race out of Belgium.
Max Verstappen wins again, this time from sixth on the grid, with almost embarrassing ease ahead of brief race leader Sergio Pérez in the sister Red Bull Racing car.
Max Verstappen claimed a comfortable victory from sixth on the grid at the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.
Perez had started from the front row and snatched the lead from polesitter Charles Leclerc at the end of the Kemmel straight on the first lap control the race early on. But Verstappen was already up to fourth by then, behind Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton, and the Dutchman was targeting the top step.
The championship leader bided his time to make his moves. On lap 6 he snatched third from Hamilton at the end of the Kemmel straight, and on three laps later he mugged Leclerc on the brakes to take second place around the outside of Les Combes.Continue reading on RACER
Max Verstappen take sprint pole and victory on another tricky wet day at Spa-Francorchamps despite losing the lead shortly after the start.
Max Verstappen dominates a rain-affected qualifying but won’t start on pole position thanks to a five-place gearbox penalty.
Max Verstappen dominated qualifying on a drying track for the Belgian Grand Prix but will cede pole position to Charles Leclerc thanks to a gearbox penalty.
Despite a Q2 scare that saw him barely scrape through to the pole shootout in 10th, Verstappen mastered the slicks-on-damp conditions of Q3 to take top spot by an imperious 0.82s. But the Dutchman must serve a five-place grid penalty for unsealing his fifth set of gearbox components, one more than allowed for the season, which will drop him to sixth on the grid and promote Leclerc to pole on Sunday.
“Last year I had more penalties and we could still with the race,” Verstappen said, recalling his drive from 13th to victory. “That’s still the target on Sunday.”Continue reading on RACER
Carlos Sainz topped the sole practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix in heavy rain as Formula 1 contemplates potential alternatives to running qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Rain fell constantly and with varying intensity through the sprint weekend’s only hour of practice, making it impossible to draw meaningful comparisons between the teams and drivers. Only 15 drivers were able to set a lap, but most were unrepresentative, with more than 10 seconds covering the spread.
Five drivers, including championship leader Max Verstappen, failed to set a time, with only a pair of installation laps to his name.Continue reading on RACER
All eyes are on the radar, with rain forecast to disrupt running on all three days at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.