F1: Leclerc, Ferrari… Incredible revelations about Verstappen’s victory at Monza

F1: Leclerc, Ferrari... Incredible revelations about Verstappen's victory at Monza

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Incredible revelations about Verstappen’s victory at Monza

Published on September 13, 2022 at 09:35 by The editorial staff

Last weekend, Max Verstappen had a fifth consecutive success at the Italian Grand Prix. The Dutchman has already won 11 races since the start of the season and is widening the gap in the driver standings. He also confided in his victory at Monza on Sunday and revealed that he had been instructed to do the opposite of Charles Leclerc under a virtual safety car regime.

After 11 victories and 13 podiums since the start of the season, Max Verstappen is getting closer and closer to his second world championship title. The Dutchman chained a fifth consecutive victory this Sunday at Monzaduring the Italian Grand Prix. The pilot Red Bull prevailed in front Charles Leclerc and george russellat the end of Grand Prize rather quiet. After the abandonment of Daniel Ricciardo, the race ended behind the safety car. Even so, he now has 335 points in the driver standings, against 219 for the Monegasque, second.

“They told me to do the opposite of Charles”

Ferrari attempted a two-stop strategy at Monza. The Scuderia decided to pass Charles Leclerc in the pits under a virtual safety car regime, while Max Verstappen remained on track. ” Yeah they told me to do the opposite of Charles so it could have gone either way I guess “, said the Dutchman, reports Nextgen-Auto. He also praised the settings concerning the aerodynamic support of his car made by his team: ” Yes. I mean, in the race it was really hot and we could really take care of our tires with that. Of course, it helped a lot that I had a great first lap, and I was able to clear most of the cars before they got into, say, a DRS train. And, yeah, from there, both compounds felt good and I was able to extend the first stint a bit. And even on the mediums, everything worked very well. »

“I think everyone wants to finish under the green flag”

Max Verstappen also gave his version of the events that caused so much talk at the end of the Italian Grand Prix. After the abandonment of Daniel Ricciardo, the race ended behind the safety car. ” What I understood was that Daniel’s car was stuck in gear and that’s why it took so long. Because, of course, when the car is parked there, there is no space to push it into, compared to other places. And that’s why the crane had to come. And that’s why I guess they ran out of time. So it was very unlucky. Normally, I think everyone wants to finish under the green flag. But yeah, unfortunately we just ran out of laps. »

Verstappen is already thinking of Singapore

The pilot Red Bull is already planning on the sequel and the Singapore Grand Prix which will take place in three weeks: I explained that the car was very heavy in Monaco and was overloaded in the wrong place, which is why it understeered a lot more and tended to lock up the front tyres. So I don’t think it will be a problem in Singapore, but maybe we will encounter different things. We haven’t been there for a long time, it’s normally quite a bumpy circuit so we just have to work on the settings, see how these cars react to the bumps and try to go as fast as possible. »

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