DAPURPACU – Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez managed to conquer the Catalunya Circuit, Spain, in the continued racing event of the Spanish F1 series which took place last Sunday (22/5).
The success of both of them occupying podiums 1 and 2 in the seventh round is recognized thanks to the brilliant pit strategy for proper tire changes by the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.
Verstappen-Perez was able to carry out a total of 66 laps nicely, and left all the riders behind him with a fairly large time gap. The Dutch-born racer finished in 1 hour 37:20,475 seconds. While Perez followed 13.072 seconds adrift.
Market Development Director of PT ExxonMobil Lubricants Indonesia, Sri Adinegara, admitted that he was amazed by the two Red Bull Racing drivers who managed to dominate the highest podium again in the land jet racing event.
“The team seems to have prepared the RB18 well so that Verstappen and Perez can reach the double podium again. Even placing Verstappen in the highest position in the competition for the title while the 2022 F1 World Champion. Meanwhile, Checo won the fastest lap on the track during the race, “he added.
However, behind this success, the first podium for Verstappen this time was quite a lot of obstacles, especially during the qualifying session, Saturday (21/5).
Due to interference with the Drag Reduction System (DRS), his pole position was canceled and he had to settle for second place at the start.
“During the race, DRS experienced a disturbance which made the race even more difficult. Difficult in the beginning but good in the end. Happy with this win and also for Checo. It’s a good result for the team,” said Max.
Meanwhile, Perez admits he has high confidence to be able to achieve perfect results in Spanish F1. This made him able to carve the fastest time at the Catalunya Circuit up to 1:24,108 seconds.
“I feel fully supported throughout the preparation of the race and happy to be on the podium for the first time at the Spanish GP. It’s an exciting race and it’s a good team result.”
The next round will take place at the Monaco Circuit, Monte Carlo, 29 May. Adinegara hopes that in this highway-character circuit the two racers can achieve similar results as last weekend.
“That way, I hope that the two riders will remain enthusiastic to continue to defend the World Champion title and also for the constructors,” he concluded.
For Max and Checo, this victory is the second they have achieved this season, where previously the achievement of two podiums was achieved in F1 Emilia Romagna, last April.
This result also puts Max at the top of the competition for the 2022 F1 World Title for the first time, which previously continued to be dominated by Charles Leclerc.
Currently Max has accumulated 110 points in the standings, 6 points ahead of Leclerc and 25 points from his partner, Checo.
In addition, Oracle Red Bull Racing also leads Ferrari in the constructors’ competition for the 2022 F1 World Champion by 26 points, with 195 points. [dp/MTH]
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