He has already snagged the world championship title, but the record for the most Formula 1 victories per season is still pending. In Mexico, Max Verstappen also wants to break this record, with the sportkrone.at live ticker (see below) you can be up close and personal with qualifying from 10 p.m.
Here’s the live ticker: World champion Max Verstappen still has three chances this Formula 1 season to set a brilliant record: no one in the premier motorsport class has managed 14 victories in one year, although it must be said that there used to be a lot there were fewer races on the calendar. The Dutchman’s first opportunity comes this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix. The home game of Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez is considered the loudest Grand Prix of the year Hermanos Rodriguez third. “I’m looking forward to returning to Mexico. I love the food there, especially the tacos!” Verstappen declared himself a supporter of Mexican cuisine. “It was incredible to win there last year and we’re hoping for the same performance this year.” The Red Bull fans on the 4.3-kilometer course through a former baseball stadium, embedded in the Ciudad Deportiva sports complex Magdalena Mixhuca, are “so passionate,” he emphasized. In addition to the driver’s crown for Verstappen, Red Bull has also already secured the constructors’ world championship title, “but we’re still here to win. We will continue to attack and do everything we can to remain competitive for the rest of the season,” promised the 25-year-old. Perez announced, “My goal is to win my home Grand Prix. I know I have the car and the team to do it. It’s been an incredible season for the whole team so far and I will give 100 percent to win for these fans in Mexico.” Two stage wins – in the city-states of Monaco and Singapore – have been accomplished by Perez so far this year. For him it’s still about second place in the world championship, so a complete success would be just right. Going into the last three races, he is just two points behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. “I think that Max would help him,” ServusTV expert Christian Klien thought of possible scenarios. “The two get along well and Checo has also often helped Max.” Milestone in sight Verstappen already has 13 victories after his coup last Sunday in Austin. 13 in one season, the Germans Michael Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2013) once drove out – just in fewer races. If Verstappen manages another win on Sunday, “everything would have been achieved this year,” said Klien. While Verstappen’s best mark, according to the Vorarlberger, will be “don’t give a damn”, that doesn’t apply to Red Bull Racing: “As a team, you want to stick to this milestone.” “It is inevitable that there will be a penalty,” said Klien, who can imagine sanctions in the area of vehicle development. When the world automotive association FIA will announce its decision is open.