Max Verstappen sings Viva Las Vegas down crew radio after profitable loopy race
Max Verstappen sang Viva Las Vegas after crossing the end line to say his 18th win of the season in Sin City.
The Dutchman pipped Charles Leclerc, who began on pole, and Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez to turn into the first-ever winner of the brand new Las Vegas Grand Prix. And he celebrated in fashion by belting out Elvis Presley’s 1964 traditional, which was enjoying over his crew radio.
F1 followers on social media have been completely loving it, notably provided that the 26-year-old had criticised the track earlier within the week. “The amount of people who don’t understand he’s taking the p*** here is crazy,” one particular person wrote on X.
“Top level banter from Verstappen here,” one other mentioned. A 3rd added: “The king is back in Vegas,” whereas a fourth wrote: “He’s been slagging it off all week and now he’s singing it after winning. S***housery at its finest.”
Verstappen’s victory means he is prolonged the file for many wins an F1 season to 18, and he’ll be favorite to make it 19 within the season finale in Abu Dhabi subsequent weekend. Should that occur, he’ll finish the marketing campaign having received a whopping 86% of the races he is competed in.
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To put that into context, Michael Schumacher’s highest tally for a single season was 13 wins from 18 races (giving him a 72% win fee) – a feat he achieved whereas profitable the final of his seven world titles in 2004. Lewis Hamilton, in the meantime, has solely ever managed 11 wins, doing so in 2014 (58% win fee), 2018 (52%), 2019 (52%) and 2020 (65%).
Hamilton completed seventh in Las Vegas, extending his disappointing type within the final month-and-a-half by which he retired in Qatar, was disqualified in Texas, and completed eighth in Brazil. His Mercedes team-mate George Russell completed a spot behind him whereas McLaren’s Lando Norris crashed out on lap three earlier than being taken to hospital – understandably as a easy precaution.