Max Verstappen jokes it could be ‘horrible’ to be caught on identical variety of profession wins as Lewis Hamilton’s automotive quantity as he takes dig at rival after victory on the Hungarian Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen aimed a dig at Lewis Hamilton after celebrating one other victory
- He joked he did not need his win quantity to be the identical as Hamilton’s automotive
- Verstappen took the victory to file his ninth win in eleven races this yr
Max Verstappen stated it could be ‘horrible’ to stay caught on the identical variety of profession wins as Lewis Hamilton‘s automotive quantity following his crushing triumph at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The all-conquering Dutchman beat pole-sitter Hamilton to the opening bend on the Hungaroring earlier than occurring to steer each lap and declare his seventh successive win and forty fourth of his profession.
‘Hopefully I do not keep on 44 for too lengthy,’ joked Verstappen. ‘That will be horrible I must get to 45 shortly.’
The proof of the season to date would counsel Verstappen’s wait will final solely every week with Spa-Francorchamps the venue for the ultimate spherical earlier than the summer time break of this most one-sided of campaigns.
Certainly, Purple Bull will head into subsequent Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix unbeaten from the opening 11 rounds of twenty-two, setting a brand new file on Sunday with their twelfth consecutive win.
Max Verstappen was all smiles as he celebrated one other victory on the Hungarian Grand Prix
Verstappen joked it could be horrible to be caught on identical quantity wins as Lewis Hamilton’s quantity 44 automotive
The right dozen consists of the ultimate spherical of final season in Abu Dhabi, eclipsing McLaren’s 11 in a row in 1988 when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had been on the wheel.
‘Twelve wins in a row is simply unbelievable,’ added Verstappen, who’s now 110 factors clear on the summit of the world championship on his unstoppable march in direction of a hat-trick of titles.
‘What we have been doing for the final two years has been unbelievable. Hopefully we will maintain this momentum going for a very long time. We all the time wish to do higher however days like this are simply excellent.’
Verstappen, 25, crossed the road greater than half-a-minute away from runner-up Lando Norris to file his ninth win of the season and retain Purple Bull’s likelihood of turning into the primary crew in F1 historical past to finish an ideal marketing campaign.
Max Verstappen crosses the road and chalks-up his ninth win in eleven races this season
Purple Bull crew principal Christian Horner stated: ‘As a younger child I bear in mind watching Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna underneath the unbelievable management of Ron Dennis obtain that feat (11 wins in a row) and to suppose we’ve bettered that’s one thing all of the crew in Budapest and again in Milton Keynes have labored so arduous for and means a lot.
‘Max is a driver completely at one with himself within the automotive and with whole confidence and belief within the crew. We’re witnessing a sportsman on the prime of his recreation and he’s a pleasure to work with.
‘Max is a modest man and he’s uncomfortable with the plaudits he’s given, however he deserves all of the credit score he’s getting in the meanwhile.’