Max Verstappen has added Nico Rosberg in the list of his worldwide fans. The reigning world champion showed the world what he can do after a disappointing result at the Australian GP. Max Verstappen didn’t get the best starts in the Imola Sprint as he lost track position to his nemesis, Charles Leclerc, after claiming his pole of the season in qualifying on Friday. But that was again due to Red Bull not synchronizing its gearbox.
It meant Max Verstappen was behind Charles Leclerc go into the first corner. It was a different ballgame from that point on, as Max Verstappen played the pursuit game.
We all know the Red Bull’s superiority over the Ferrari on the straights. But when you add DRS to that, it just becomes impossible to defend, as we saw in Bahrain. So for Leclerc, keeping Max out of the capture zone was crucial.
Nico Rosberg hails Max Verstappen for his incredible performance in the first sprint race of the season at the Imola GP
The Monegasque rider managed to do this for most of the sprint, with the gap hovering around the 1-1.5 second mark. But as the end of the race was reached, some grain seemed to emerge Charles Leclercs front right tire that allowed the relentless Max Verstappen to close the gap and take full advantage of DRS to push forward.
Nico Rosberg was all praise for the reigning world champion. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Verstappen [was] just typical, so relentless.”
“He’s one of those guys you least want to see in your rear-view mirror, he’s getting bigger and bigger because you just know this guy is going to attack and he’s going to give absolutely 100 percent.“
“He did it again with a brilliant move that was fantastic to see“, as reported by racingnews365.
Max Verstappen’s pressure was unrelenting as he refused to be denied by Charles Leclerc again. But the work is only half done and he is looking to wrap it up with a win at the Imola GP on race day.
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