June 20, 2024

Formula 1 - "The Formula Max": press reviews of the Japanese Grand Prix - sport

Formula 1 – “The Formula Max”: press reviews of the Japanese Grand Prix – sport

Berlin (AFP) – Dutchman Max Verstappen is the second Formula 1 world champion after a chaotic race at Suzuka.

The 25-year-old prematurely completed his title defense on Sunday with a victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, and with four rounds left in the season, he can no longer be taken off pole position. International media write about the race:

Great Britain

“The Telegraph”: “(…) Verstappen cements his position as an unstoppable force in Formula 1.”

The Guardian: “This season it’s back for Verstappen, who has delivered champion drive and control, with almost unparalleled confidence and ease. Yet it was a title he definitely had to work for.”

The Daily Mail: “Max Verstappen is truly one of the Formula One greats of Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso… His dominating performance at the Japanese Grand Prix in the treacherous rain was worthy of the two-time world champion.”

Spain

Marca: “Max Verstappen is already world champion. It was an open secret, we just had to wait for the math to confirm it.”

Mundo Deportivo: “Red Bull and Verstappen make up the deadliest duo. Two key factors come together: a team and a driver who do everything almost perfectly.”

France

“Le Figaro”: “A year after being crowned world champion for the first time in his young career at the last lap of the last Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, Max Verstappen retained his throne. But this time, without the slightest hint of excitement, four races before the finish.” .

Italia

Gazzetta dello Sport: “Formula Max. From bad boy to robot. Autopilot without weaknesses.”

“La Repubblica”: “Two world titles in ten months. And that at the age of only 25. It seems to be the beginning of an era. And Japan is like a temple of consecration, even if the celebration after a long break in the rain is a bit confused and turned into a quick race.”

Corriere della Sera: “The King is a mess. The Max does not make mistakes.”

Tuttosport: “Formula 1 farce ruins Max’s celebration.”

Austria

“Kronen Zeitung”: “King Verstappen’s World Championship”

“Kurier”: “Max Verstappen did everything right in the Grand Prix in Suzuka. The Dutchman once again drove a flawless race and won on a wet track in front of Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc.”

Switzerland

“Blick”: “There was never anything like it: Max Verstappen was crowned world champion during the winner’s meeting. First, the chaos of the rain, then the post-race World Cup confusion. The truth is: Verstappen is world champion for the second time.”

“Tages-Anzeiger”: “Max Verstappen wins Suzuka 40 minute GP, and then there’s a long period of uncertainty. A fitting end to the rain mess.”

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