Meanwhile in F1 | Verstappen achieves next milestone in the run-up to GP Las Vegas

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Meanwhile in F1 |  Verstappen achieves next milestone in the run-up to GP Las Vegas

Between all the important news, you can miss quite a few things during a Grand Prix weekend. Don’t worry, will keep you informed of all the sense and nonsense from the world of Formula 1 in the Meanwhile in F1 section.

Verstappen achieves next milestone in the run-up to GP Las Vegas

Max Verstappen is breaking one record after another behind the wheel of his Red Bull Racing car on the track, but the Dutchman is also achieving milestones off the track. He was the tenth Dutchman to appear alone on the cover of the leading Time magazine. Queens Juliana and Wilhelmina had already beaten him to it, but Verstappen has been the first to do it since 1960. In the latest edition, an extensive interview with the three-time world champion was also published in the run-up to the Grand Prix of Las Vegas. He spoke, among other things, about his path to Formula 1, his dominance this season and under what conditions he will leave the sport.

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Verstappen shows special helmet for the first GP Las Vegas

A new Grand Prix calls for a new helmet, or so Max Verstappen must have thought. On his own X-page, formerly known as Twitter, the three-time world champion shares some pictures of the helmet with which he will ride through the streets of Las Vegas next week.

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Lambiase speaks out about his bond with Verstappen

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner sometimes calls Max Verstappen and his engineer Gianpiero Lambiase a married couple, but in the Talking Bull podcast the right-hand man of the three-time world champion says that he sees Verstappen more as his smaller brother.

Ferrari drivers in special colors for Las Vegas

Ferrari has shared photos of the special racing suit that the two drivers will wear during the Las Vegas Grand Prix on its official X page, formerly known as Twitter. The suit of course retains its characteristic red color and is complemented with white accents.

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Inspector Hamilton looks away at Red Bull after a painful race

Lewis Hamilton had an extremely difficult Grand Prix of São Paulo. Mercedes seemed to have taken a step forward after the update package in the United States. In Brazil, however, the German team took a few steps back and that caused Hamilton to look away from Red Bull Racing.

Verstappen surprises Alonso with a champagne attack

After a long time, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso were allowed to share the podium together again in Brazil. However, the Spaniard was not safe from Verstappen, who almost immediately attacked the Aston Martin driver with his bottle of champagne. Lando Norris, who managed to take second place, was also unable to escape the Dutchman’s champagne shower.

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Verstappen carried on the shoulders and serenaded by the Brazilian audience

After the race, during the Red Bull Racing team photo, Max Verstappen was carried on the shoulders by the mechanics of the Austrian racing team. The audience still present decided to sing to the three-time world champion. When the Red Bull cans opened and most people tried to take cover, things almost went wrong for Verstappen, who was not ideally placed on the ground.

Aston Martin mechanics tense after photo finish

Fernando Alonso regained third place in the final phase of the Grand Prix in Brazil, after which Sergio Pérez with DRS came alongside the Spaniard in a photo finish. Fortunately for Alonso, the finish line was early on the straight, but his team feared the worst until a technician showed on the screen that Alonso took the podium with a lead of 53 thousandths.

Norris pictured with two world champions

Lando Norris shares a selfie on his official X page, formerly known as Twitter, showing himself with Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso. As a result of his second place in Brazil, the McLaren driver was allowed to share the podium with these two world champions. The Brit captioned the photo: ‘Two world champions and me’.

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Pérez and Alonso are still good friends after a nerve-wracking fight

Sergio Pérez and Fernando Alonso finished remarkably close to each other during the race in Brazil, with a difference of only 0.053 seconds. In the final lap, Alonso managed to conquer the podium at the expense of the Mexican Red Bull Racing driver. Despite the intense battle on the track, they shared a sporting embrace after the race. However, Fernando expressed with a wink the hope that Pérez will not put him in such a stressful situation too often: “I’m not twenty anymore,” the Spaniard joked.

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Verstappen sings loudly along to Tom Jones over the on-board radio after breaking an ancient record

Max Verstappen managed to knock an ancient record of Alberto Ascari out of the history books. The Red Bull Racing driver has now won the most races in one season in terms of percentage after his victory at Interlagos. The Red Bull garage thought this would be an appropriate number. Even though Verstappen admits over the on-board radio that he cannot sing well, he still cannot resist.

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