MAX VERSTAPPEN was given a police escort after profitable the Miami Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen was given a police escort after the Miami Grand Prix (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
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Max Verstappen was bizarrely given a police escort after profitable the Miami Grand Prix. Two cops on bikes turned on their flashing lights to take the Dutchman, who was being pushed in an open-top automotive, to the rostrum on the Exhausting Rock Stadium.
The route took Verstappen from his parked Crimson Bull, by a tunnel, the place Christian Horner and spouse Geri have been strolling, to the rostrum.
Martin Brundle was not solely snug with the scenes as he watched Verstappen being chaperoned. He stated: “This simply makes me really feel nervous these blue lights.”
And commentator David Croft stated: “Wherever you go there are individuals strolling to the rostrum holding issues up. And on the entrance of which might be Christian and Geri Horner and Helmut Marko.”
Brundle added: “It nearly appears you want a map simply to get to the stadium.”
Max Verstappen was taken by a tunnel on the Exhausting Rock Stadium (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
Verstappen began the race in third place and was in a position to overtake each Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to present his title hopes a significant enhance. And the defending world champion was delighted to get one over the Prancing Horse.
“It was an unbelievable Grand Prix, very bodily, however we saved it thrilling till the tip,” Verstappen stated. “I am extremely completely satisfied profitable in Miami. It was an unbelievable Sunday for us.”
Crimson Bull staff principal Christian Horner added: “All the pieces we had at it. After the protection automotive we have been fairly fortunate Ferrari did not pit and tackle a brand new tyre. That neutralised issues.
“Max saved it clear, did not make any errors and was lastly in a position to break the DRS and handle from there.
“Within the early laps Max was hanging with him and taking care of that tyre, that was all the time our tactic to maintain Charles beneath strain then with the straight-line velocity benefit he took benefit of that.”
Leclerc, who completed second, stated: “It was a really tough race bodily.
“We struggled fairly a bit with the medium tyres. It made the race a bit tough from that second onwards. On the hards we have been extra aggressive. In direction of the tip I assumed I might get Max at one level.
Two police motorbikes guided Max Verstappen to the rostrum (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)
“In the present day Crimson Bull had the benefit when it comes to tempo, however it was enjoyable. It is wonderful to see so many individuals and nice to have so many Ferrari followers within the grand stands.
“We have to preserve pushing, each race might be essential all year long.”