Max Verstappen Wins Third Race of the Season Despite Starting Ninth on the Grid

Max Verstappen Wins Third Race of the Season Despite Starting Ninth on the Grid

...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.

Max Verstappen produced an outstanding performance to win his third race of the season from five races, despite starting from ninth on the grid.


He was a class apart from his rivals and extended his lead over teammate Sergio Perez to 14 points in a championship that is currently a two-horse race.

Despite the win, Verstappen insisted that he tries to be as close as possible to perfection and was pleased to have performed better than expected.

Sergio Perez was expected to be the race favourite, having parked his car on pole position.

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In contrast, Verstappen started in ninth place after failing to record a fast lap when Charles Leclerc crashed and brought an early end to qualifying.

However, Perez was unable to match his teammate’s pace and admitted that he was at a loss to explain Verstappen’s superior performance.

He acknowledged that the team needs to understand why Verstappen was stronger and get back to their normal level for Imola.


Red Bull’s one-two finish in the race marked their fourth of the season in five races.

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Despite their best ever start to a season, team principal Christian Horner said that the team is always looking to improve and cannot stand still.

He emphasized the importance of continuing to learn and operate at a high level.

Red Bull looks set to dominate both the constructors’ and drivers’ championship, and Horner expressed his surprise at the lack of challenge from other teams on the grid.

He wondered where Ferrari and Mercedes had gone.

Verstappen’s win was a remarkable achievement, and it highlights his skill and talent as a driver.

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The Red Bull team’s performance has been impressive so far this season, and they seem to be getting better with each race.

However, it remains to be seen whether they can maintain this level of dominance throughout the season and whether other teams can mount a challenge to their supremacy.


The championship is far from over, and there are still many races to come, so anything can happen.

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