Kelly Piquet’s ex-boyfriend shares thoughts on Max Verstappen ahead of Azerbaijan Grand Prix: “Everyone’s beatable in Formula 1”

Former Red Bull driver and ex-boyfriend of Brazilian model Kelly Piquet, Daniel Kyvat, believes that “everyone’s beatable” on the race track, including Piquet’s current boyfriend, world champion Max Verstappen.

Max Verstappen has been a dominant performer ever since the introduction of new aerodynamic regulations in 2022, with a 68% win ratio during that period. He also won the Formula One World Championship in 2022, as well as in 2021.

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The Russian driver has given Max the “credit” he is due, but also believes that the Dutchman is definitely “beatable” given the right “conditions”.

In an interview with the Track Limits podcast, Kyvat said: “Of course, you have to give him credit. He’s been doing an amazing job. Very strong. Wheel-to-wheel is also very strong, probably the strongest wheel-to-wheel.”

“But I think everyone’s beatable, for sure, in certain conditions, and the team has given him everything he needs, everything he wants.”

Daniil Kyvat was dating Max’s current girlfriend from 2017 to 2019, before Kelly broke up and moved on with Max. Daniil is also the biological father of Kelly’s daughter, Penelope Kyvat.

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Max Verstappen is the fastest in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice

Again, the current world champion makes it to the top on another occasion, as he records the fastest practice time at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of the qualifying taking place today.

The Red Bull driver was 0.037 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclarc, with teammate Sergio Perez coming third and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz coming fourth. With Mclaren’s major car revamp, Lando Norris clinched the fifth spot.

The Mercedes drivers were nowhere to be seen in the top 10. Lewis Hamilton finished in the 11th spot, with his teammate George Russell finishing in the 17th. This is due to the fact that the Mercedes drivers were driving without the fastest “soft” tire setup.

With today’s event, Formula One is introducing a new format to the sprint event, calling it the “Sprint Shootout.” The new format received mixed feedbacks, and Max Verstappen seems to be the biggest critic of it.

The main event of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has begun, and we can’t wait to see Max charging down the track at full speed.




Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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