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Verstappen wants to crash on purpose in kart race with friend: ‘Then I will pay your medical costs’
Max Verstappen has told a friend that he “likes to tap him over the barriers in a go-kart race.” The friend is worried that his insurance will not cover these medical costs so quickly, but Verstappen assures him that he is willing to pay for them.
Verstappen has a bizarre start and wins fifteen places in the first round
Max Verstappen is known as an avid sim racer, and where he clearly shows that he belongs to the best in the field in Formula 1, he can also often be found at the front in the simulator. This time, however, the Dutchman had to start from P17, but that turned out to be no problem for the two-time world champion. After a great start, he gained quite a few positions before finishing the lap in second, much to his delight.
Norris and Piastri compete in British theory test
Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri battle each other in a McLaren YouTube video. The duo gets ten questions that are also asked on the British theory test and whichever driver answers the most questions correctly wins the battle. It made for hilarious scenes and an unexpected winner.
Red Bull Racing celebrates anniversary and looks back
Today it is thirteen years ago that Red Bull Racing took its first victory. The counter is now at 95, but in 2009 it was Sebastian Vettel who won the first grand prize for the team. Teammate Mark Webber closed in second place in the rainy race in China. Red Bull looks back on the first day’s success with a number of great photos
Skeptical De Vries tries to outsmart magician
A magician is visiting Alpha Tauri. The magician shows Nyck de Vries and his teammate Yuki Tsunoda a coin, which then suddenly seems to disappear. Tsunoda is impressed, but De Vries remains skeptical. Yet the magic trick ends in a smile, when the coin is suddenly removed from De Vries’ watch.
Verstappen hits steering wheel after mistake in game out of frustration
Max Verstappen can often be found online in recent days, sim racing and playing games with his friends. The daughter of girlfriend Kelly Piquet has disturbed the Dutchman several times, but things don’t always go well with the games either. In the event of an error during a game, the Red Bull Racing driver clearly shows his frustration.
Daughter Piquet tries to pull off Verstappen’s beard: ‘Play with the cat’
Max Verstappen’s friends have ordered Kelly Piquet’s daughter to pull off the Red Bull Racing driver’s beard. Verstappen appreciates the joke, but prefers her to play with the cat.
Kat van Verstappen makes his camera debut: ‘Oh, here we have a cat!’
This time it was not Kelly Piquet’s daughter who was the star of the show, but Max Verstappen’s cat. The Dutchman has two cats in his apartment in Monaco, and one decided to take a look at Verstappen when he was streaming with his sim racing buddies. However, the cat did not feel like staying on his owner’s lap.
Norris also attends tennis match and takes pictures with fans
Just like Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris was also at the tennis match in Monaco and enjoyed a game of tennis and the sun there. The fans who spotted him were lucky, as the McLaren driver took the time to take a picture with several people.
Alonso mechanics can easily catch the champagne bottle
Formula 1’s official Instagram page takes a moment to reflect on the last time Fernando Alonso stood on the podium, which was two weeks ago in Australia. Alonso didn’t mind sharing the champagne with his team, so one of his mechanics was allowed to catch the bottle. That worked fine, and he was happy about that. ‘Aston Martin knows how to celebrate!’ reads the text.
Leclerc and Gasly enjoy a game of tennis in Monaco
Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly could be found at the tennis courts in Monte Carlo on Sunday. The two Formula 1 drivers enjoyed a game of tennis in the sun. Tightly dressed in summer suits, including hats and sunglasses, the two drivers stood along the gravel field. Brother Arthur Leclerc was also present and afterwards Leclerc said hello to Russian tennis player Andrey rublev
Horner gets way too tight swimming trunks with interesting lyrics from Australian fans
Christian Horner received a nice present in Australia. The Red Bull Racing team boss was given a speedo with the text ‘Budgy Smuggler’ on it. The term refers to a man’s private parts when he’s in tight swimming trunks, making it look like he’s smuggling a parakeet (budgy is short for budgerigar, a parakeet).