International media see conflict unfold: ‘But Verstappen will not always start from behind’

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International media see conflict unfold: ‘But Verstappen will not always start from behind’

After the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the international media can only conclude that Red Bull Racing is currently unstoppable. Sergio Pérez was able to take the victory this time, but Max Verstappen was able to steam through to P2 from fifteenth place. Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin had no answer. This is how a true conflict between the driver of the Austrian racing team seems to unfold.

“Make room for the Martians,” La Gazzetta dello Sport begins, referring to the Red Bull drivers. Charles Leclerc said earlier that the Austrian is currently on another planet. The Italian sports newspaper also believes that Red Bull is currently too good for the competition. ‘After two races, this world championship seems to be unfolding in a duel between Verstappen and Pérez. The Mexican did everything he could to keep the spectacle alive by preventing his teammate from escaping.’

Pérez was sovereign in the lead until a safety car possibly threw a spanner in the works. Verstappen was able to take advantage and at one point was able to chase his teammate. “But then came the best Perez ever. He was able to respond to every fast lap from Verstappen without ever losing confidence. A true test, also mentally, which shows that he is the only other contender for the title. However, it is clear that Verstappen will not always start from the back.’

‘Verstappen created another masterpiece’

Corriere dello Sport mainly focuses on the Ferrari race. The Italian racing stable could not break any pots on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit and that was felt in the southern European country. After all, Ferrari seems to have declined. What hurts the most is Charles Leclerc’s silence. If second place really is the first of the losers, the Scuderia is much more behind, fourth place you might say, ridiculed by Red Bull.

Nevertheless, the sports newspaper also wants to pay attention to other topics besides the misery of Ferrari. Corriere dello Sport saw Pérez triumph, but the newspaper really only has an eye for the performance of the other Red Bull driver. “That Pérez is the king of the street circuits is just a deception. The world champion, in fact, delivered another masterpiece, as he started 15th due to mechanical problems in qualifying and finished second.”

“Red Bull had left the rest of the grid in another race”

The Guardian also think that the omens are only negative for Red Bull’s competition. “Two races into the new Formula 1 season already add up to an ominous portent of things to come,” writes the British newspaper. The tables were turned in relation to Bahrain, but the picture of the race was practically the same. “By the time they took the flag, both drivers had just left the rest of the grid in a completely different race.”

Alonso takes 100th podium

Of course, the Spanish AS only has eyes for one man. After some confusion with a given time penalty, Fernando Alonso managed to add his hundredth podium in Formula 1. The newspaper is therefore critical of the punishments given by the FIA ​​and the fact that Alonso had to wait a long time for confirmation. However, AS takes the latter for granted. “To see Fernando finally back in a competitive car after years, shows that those three hours don’t really matter.”

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