If you win multiple Grands Prixs in a single season, you are Fernando Alonso or Sebastian Vettel. If you make winning a regular habit, you are Sir Lewis Hamilton. If you set blazingly fast laps and get wins and mind your own business, you are Kimi Raikkonen.
But if you clinch eleven race wins and still have six more races to go from which you can score more victories, you are Max Verstappen.
With back-to-back victories in France, Hungary, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy, Max Verstappen is now a stone’s throw away from an actual world title, which should he get, will be his second in the top echelons of MotorSport.
Interestingly, it’s even weird to suggest, “should” he get it, for in Max Verstappen’s world, there’s never uncertainty; and moreover, nothing’s left to chance.
The only uncertainty, however less appealing, is whether any contemporaries on the grid featuring Verstappen can stop his bull-charge.
So far, Leclerc has tried but in vain. At present, the gap between the two men is 116 points. This is perhaps set to widen given the wide-eyed joys that the Belgian-Dutch driver is known to frequently earn his home fans.
Yet, what’s the most interesting feature about the man from The Netherlands is that it’s not that he’s beaten the living daylights only out of Ferrari’s main-force-on-the-grid: Charles Leclerc; Sainz and Perez too have been sidelined.
Really, Max Verstappen has been in such commanding form, of late in particular, that it seems that the rest are merely existing in a parallel universe whilst the guts and glory belong solely from the man from Hasselt.
It is, truth be told, a matter of few days that the 24-year-old driver, in whose ebb rests one world title already, scores his second in Formula 1.
And this could happen rather fittingly at the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix of 2022, set for the Marina Bay circuit.
Basically, all he needs to do to earn yet another title with the Red Bull stable is to win another Grand Prix. Interestingly, the last that an F1 Grand Prix took place at the thriving economic hub of South Asia was in 2019.
Three years have passed since the last Singapore GP or as some would say, the most recent racing fiesta under the bright night lights of Singapore. Although, back then it was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who took the pole position, in what was already an impressive start to his career, with famous poles like that of Monza, the victory eluded F1’s noted Monegasque.
Lest it is forgotten, the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix was actually the delight of Sebastian Vettel’s life; the veteran German driver (from Heppenheim) going super quick on a relatively easy run to the checkered flag.
It was one of those vital triumphs for Vettel’s Ferrari journey that earned the regard of great champion drivers, such as Lewis Hamilton. A heartening sight, if one must put it so, was that of Sebastian Vettel’s archrival Hamilton rushing to congratulate the iconic German driver, then in his penultimate season with Ferrari.
“I’m so happy for you, man,” exclaimed Sir Lewis, who’d win the world title that year has he has on so many occasions over the course of the last half a decade.
Vettel, meanwhile, was all smiles just the way one notes Max Verstappen would be too come Singapore.
So what do we have then? Maybe, a grand slam!
Who knows? Since where it comes to the ravishing duo of Max Verstappen and his dauntless Red Bull machine, then it can be seen they clearly know what they are doing.