Last Sunday, at the 2022 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Verstappen put an end to the battle for the title with four grand prix to go to close the curtain on this season, becoming two-time world champion in the highest category.
After his conquest in 2021, after a titanic fight with Lewis Hamilton as a rival, which lasted from the first race of the course until the last lap of the controversial Abu Dhabi GP, the Dutch driver did not start the 2022 championship in the best possible way , but that did not prevent his “walk” before the impassiveness of his rivals.
While it is true that Verstappen finally won his second title with four races remaining in the season, the truth is that the fight for the championship ended much earlier, a total domination that, according to Jos Verstappen , Max’s father, could be repeated in the coming years with relative ease.
” The rules are not going to change much ,” the former F1 driver explained to Talksport . “That obviously means the teams will get closer to each other in performance and the racing will become more interesting.”
“But on the other hand, the best drivers will always be able to stand out. And if Red Bull can continue like this, there are definitely five very good years ahead for us ,” he said.
Jos Verstappen could not be present at the Japanese Grand Prix despite being aware that his son had great chances of becoming two-time world champion that same weekend and explained it was due to minor problems with his visa.
“I always try to be in all the circuits, although that forces me to make constant trips. But entering Japan is very difficult at the moment.”
The 50-year-old former driver also compared the championships won by Max Verstappen last season at the last race in Abu Dhabi and this year’s in Japan, with four races remaining to close the curtain on the 2022 campaign.
“In that ending we had last year, the pressure was unbelievable. So when it was all over, we were filled with a lot of unbelievable emotions.”
“Everything is different now. In this case, it was clear that sooner or later the title would go to Max anyway. The only question was when that would happen,” concluded the father of the reigning two-time Formula 1 world champion.
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