The majority of the fans simply have to observe as Max Verstappen shoots through the F1 heavens like a comet trail as the Dutchman is in route to capturing his second championship with 11 victories in just this season. Despite his defeat in Singapore, success appears inescapable from his fate.
Following a three-year hiatus, Formula One has returned to Japan, where the racers were greeted with great enthusiasm by the ever-passionate fans. Max Verstappen’s reputation in the country has skyrocketed thanks to the incredibly successful cooperation between Red Bull Racing and Honda.
Red Bull Racing revealed before the Japanese Grand Prix that their relationship had been expanded. Verstappen emphasized that announcing the news in Suzuka, of all places, was extremely significant, even though he believes the engine provider has never been gone.
After Max won his first championship, Honda withdrew from the F1 sport before the end of 2021. They did, however, continue to promote Red Bull Powertrains and, right after earning Honda’s first victory since 2006 in Austria earlier that year, race car driver Tom Coronel saw Verstappen gaining popularity with the Japanese public as early as 2019.
Coronel then exclaimed his profound respect for Max Verstappen by saying, “The name Verstappen is now also equivalent to the word Honda in Japan. Max is the best anyway, he is of the outside category, but the Red Bull is now also the fastest car in the field.”
This prominent driver of the track again compared Verstappen to F1 superstar Ayrton Senna, carrying on the theme of Verstappen bringing renown to Honda, as the former three-time world champion driver also offered McLaren something similar to the Japanese car manufacturer in the 1980s and 1990s.
Verstappen and Senna’s analogy totally astonished Coronel, who asserted that the Red Bull racer will soon surpass the popularity of the Brazilian world champion if he can carry on this splendid form for the next few years.
Most people agree that Ayrton Senna was the best F1 driver that has ever lived. For someone to be connected to him is a great compliment. One can only hope that Verstappen will race for a lot longer than Senna did.