International press lyrical about Verstappen: 'Reminds me of Schumacher'.

27-09-2021 07:27
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International press lyrical about Verstappen: 'Reminds me of Schumacher'.

Lewis Hamilton managed to secure a victory in the Russian Grand Prix. With Max Verstappen he had a surprising driver behind him. The Dutchman drove from the last place to the front and kept the gap in the world championship as small as possible. The international press was therefore impressed by the performance.


Spain's Marca points to Lewis Hamilton achieving his 100th GP victory. "An F1 record for a driver without equal. There is a contender for the throne in Verstappen, who finished in second place, but he will be sweating to take the crown. Lewis is back in the lead with two points more than the Dutchman."

La Gazzetta dello Sport

La Gazzetta dello Sport noticed a lot of criticism of Red Bull Racing for changing the engine but argues that it was still a good choice. "There were people who objected to Red Bull's choice of the fourth engine here in Sochi. Super Max started at the back and finished second. Perfect race, for the standings it's worth gold."

Sky Sports

Where Hamilton regained the lead in the standings, Verstappen did good business according to Sky Sports. "Hamilton claimed victory, although Verstappen was arguably the big winner as the Dutchman, who was running seventh before the rain as his early charge through the field from the back faded, changed tyres earlier than many others and finished second."

Auto, Motor und Sport

Auto,Motor und Sport sympathises with Lando Norris who saw his podium position completely disappear at the end. "It would have been McLaren's second win in a row. Lando Norris was on course for first place when the rain played tricks on him shortly before time. The Englishman wanted to hold on to slicks until the very end. That cost him the victory."


The German Bild compares Verstappen to Michael Schumacher. "Verstappen jumped from last place to the podium at the Russian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver, who started 20th due to an engine penalty, eventually had to concede defeat only to reigning world champion Hamilton. This overtaking race is reminiscent of Schumi."


L'Equipe once again clapped for Hamilton's performance. "By winning in Sochi on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton reached the mythical bar of 100 wins. And this almost five months after he won his 100th pole in Barcelona."

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