Max Verstappen caught driving one-handed during Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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MAX VERSTAPPEN gained Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after searching down and passing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

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Max Verstappen has been caught on digital camera driving one-handed through the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Verstappen took his arms off the wheel on a number of events round F1’s quickest road monitor whereas attempting to take away a visor tear-off struck on his Purple Bull automotive.

The revelation got here from a clip launched on F1’s official Twitter account within the hours following the race in Jeddah. He first caught his arms out of the cockpit on the exit of flip three in an try to flick off the particles.

The 23-year-old was then seen flailing his arms out of the automotive on the exit of flip ten the place Mick Schumacher had his horrific crash in qualifying. Moments later, Verstappen took his arms out of the automotive once more on the quickest a part of the monitor between turns 25 and 27. 

The Dutchman made one last try to seize the particles down the primary straight in his fifth try. 

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Max Verstappen caught driving one-handed during Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen drove one handed to clear particles from his automotive (Picture: Twitter / F1)

The unimaginable footage seems to herald again to the Nineteen Nineties when F1 drivers had been usually pressured to drive one-handed to vary gear. It’s not the primary time Verstappen has had his focus diverted whereas behind the wheel of his automotive.

Again in 2020, Verstappen gave Purple Bull’s Jonathan Wheatley a wave whereas doing a observe begin forward of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

He mentioned: “Jonathan, did you see that? I gave you a pleasant wave through the begin.” The reigning champion has had a blended begin to the 2022 season in his bid to retain his crown.

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Max Verstappen caught driving one-handed during Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Verstappen even took some corners one handed (Picture: Twitter / F1)

He was pressured to retire from the Bahrain Grand Prix after a gas pump challenge along with his Purple Bull. Nonetheless, he avenged the problems with a win in Jeddah after a titanic battle with Charles Leclerc.

The pair are actually separated by 20 factors within the driver’s standings in a battle that might run the space this season.

After the race, Verstappen mentioned: “It was a tricky and loopy race right this moment. I had plenty of enjoyable battling with Charles once more, I actually loved it and it’s not simple to get previous him, endurance is at all times key, particularly if you wish to combat for the Championship. To start with it was fairly tough to observe however I believe as soon as we swapped to the exhausting tyre we had been capable of push extra and the tempo was higher.

“We performed the lengthy sport on the tyres which appeared to repay. In direction of the tip of the race it felt like we had been doing plenty of quali laps, which was intense however actually cool. In the end, we had been capable of win and we might be very happy with that as a workforce. It wasn’t simple on the market, however I believe we maximised all that we may right this moment.”


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