Brundle sympathised with Verstappen: 'I'm sure he just wanted to lie down'

12-05-2022 20:17 | Updated: 13-05-2022 08:22
by GPblog.com
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Brundle sympathised with Verstappen: 'I'm sure he just wanted to lie down'

The Miami Grand Prix was a tough one for Formula One drivers who looked tired after the race. Martin Brundle sympathised with winner Max Verstappen.

After the race, Verstappen told in an interview how tough the race in Miami was because of the heat. The Dutchman even lost a few pounds. The drivers therefore had to refuel considerably before they could enter the podium, Verstappen had to sit on the ground for a while.

"It’s a long time since I’ve seen these super-fit and perfectly prepared F1 drivers look so battered after a 94-minute race", Brundle writes in his column for Sky Sports. The Singapore Grand Prix is also known as a tough race because of the heat, but Miami was an even bigger challenge.

Brundle felt for Verstappen

Because the podium is not located on the finish straight in Miami, the drivers were escorted in a buggy to the Hard Rock Stadium with sirens blaring. "You just can’t get away from your own body as the pain builds and the adrenalin fades. I felt for Max Verstappen sitting on the buggy post-race with the camera zoomed in – I’m sure he just wanted to lie down, roll around and groan a bit", Brundle says.

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