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Max Verstappen formally topped 2022 System 1 world champion: ‘This was higher than 2021 title’ | NEWSRUX

Max Verstappen has said his 2022 F1 title win was 'better' than last year at the FIA's prize-giving ceremony

Max Verstappen has mentioned his 2022 F1 title win was ‘higher’ than final yr on the FIA’s prize-giving ceremony

Max Verstappen has been formally topped a double System 1 world champion after receiving his 2022 trophy on the FIA’s prize-giving ceremony, with the Dutchman saying his record-breaking yr was ‘higher’ than 2021.

Verstappen collected his second successive trophy in Bologna on Friday evening, almost three weeks after his fifteenth win of the yr.

No driver had ever gained greater than 13 in a single season earlier than Verstappen’s feat at Crimson Bull, who aced the brand new F1 laws with their automotive.

Regardless of a dramatic and controversial end to the 2021 season which delivered Verstappen’s maiden win, the 25-year-old admitted this yr was extra fulfilling.

“The feelings are very totally different, however I feel they need to be anyway, as a result of your entire life you intention for one explicit purpose, and that is to turn into a world champion for me in F1, so the primary one is all the time an emotional one when you obtain it.

“However this yr has been very totally different. I do assume we had been extra aggressive this yr, and extra fulfilling with how we carried out as an entire staff.

“We gained the Drivers, and the Constructors, we had quite a lot of victories as a staff, so I’d say this one is healthier and extra rewarding.

“However the first one will all the time be extra emotional.

Nico Rosberg believes Verstappen has already proved himself to be one of the best drivers of all time following his sensational second title-winning season

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Nico Rosberg believes Verstappen has already proved himself to be top-of-the-line drivers of all time following his sensational second title-winning season

Nico Rosberg believes Verstappen has already proved himself to be top-of-the-line drivers of all time following his sensational second title-winning season

“This yr has been actually, actually fulfilling. Final yr was the primary time I used to be in a battle to win a title, in order that was the primary time you get that form of expertise.

“As a driver you be taught from each single yr, you get extra expertise and also you take a look at what you are able to do higher.

“And you understand that when it’s important to battle for a title, it’s important to rating factors mainly each race, as a lot as you possibly can.

“That is why, in fact, firstly of the yr it was very powerful to have these DNF’s, however I knew from that time onwards, I could not afford any errors from my aspect in case we might have a retirement for no matter motive.

“So that you all the time attempt to be as clear as you might be and attempt to be as excellent as you possibly can each single weekend. It is what I attempt to demand from myself each time I bounce into the automotive.”

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez had been additionally on the annual end-of-season ceremony after ending a distant second and third respectively.

This yr marked the primary time Lewis Hamilton had not been within the prime three since his maiden Mercedes season in 2013, though the Englishman didn’t attend final yr’s gala after the controversial end to 2021’s title battle.

There was nothing contentious, although, about Verstappen’s triumph this yr.

Regardless of a rocky begin to the season with two retirements within the first three rounds, Verstappen chased down and overhauled early chief Leclerc earlier than the summer time break, and gained 9 of the season’s final 11 races to clinch his championship, and an F1 document, in type.

“After Bahrain [the season’s opening race]… no perhaps not!” Verstappen mentioned humorously, in response to when he thought he had the title gained.

“Once we put the automotive on the observe in winter testing, we may see it was a aggressive automotive, nevertheless it was a bit bit obese.

“However the way in which we bounced again after a troublesome weekend in Australia, to then go to Imola and the weekend we had was simply unbelievable, I knew that there was quite a lot of potential but additionally at that time that we had quite a lot of floor to compensate for.

Former F1 world champion, Mika Hakkinen says the sport's regulations will give opportunities to other drivers to challenge Verstappen in 2023

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Former F1 world champion, Mika Hakkinen says the game’s laws will give alternatives to different drivers to problem Verstappen in 2023

Former F1 world champion, Mika Hakkinen says the game’s laws will give alternatives to different drivers to problem Verstappen in 2023

Formula 1 World Championship winner Verstappen reflects on his outstanding 15 wins this season, but says the 'goal is to be better'

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System 1 World Championship winner Verstappen displays on his excellent 15 wins this season, however says the ‘purpose is to be higher’

System 1 World Championship winner Verstappen displays on his excellent 15 wins this season, however says the ‘purpose is to be higher’

“However the automotive, since then, has been frequently developed in the best method, and slowly the automotive has bought skinnier as properly, which was good. We have had quite a lot of unbelievable weekends as a staff.

“Spa [Belgian Grand Prix, is the race that stood out]. Simply due to the weekend we had.

“We put the automotive on the observe and all the pieces was working completely, I barely touched the automotive and we had been miles forward of the others.”

Leclerc expects easy Ferrari transition post-Binotto

Mattia Binotto’s departure as Ferrari System One boss on the finish of the month is unlikely to have an effect on the staff’s efficiency on observe subsequent season, championship runner-up Charles Leclerc mentioned on Friday.

Binotto introduced his resignation in November, with the game’s oldest and most profitable staff but to verify a substitute.

“I’ve by no means had a staff principal change throughout once I was racing for a similar staff,” Leclerc, who debuted at Ferrari-powered Sauber in 2018.

“It is going to most likely require a bit little bit of time for the [new] staff principal to get comfy with the system and Ferrari, as a result of it is clearly an enormous staff.

“However I imagine that if it is performed the best method I do not assume we’ll undergo any of it on the observe. I am fairly positive it is going to be a easy transition.”

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc said on Friday he expects a smooth transition post-Mattia Binotto's departure

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc mentioned on Friday he expects a easy transition post-Mattia Binotto’s departure

Leclerc mentioned Binotto had known as him earlier than his announcement and he revered the choice.

“I can solely thank him. He has believed in me proper from the beginning, he prolonged me with a really, very lengthy contract and earlier than being staff principal he was additionally contained in the scuderia [team] for a lot of, a few years,” he mentioned.

“He has contributed to the success the staff had in previous years so I want him the most effective and now it is as much as us to deal with the long run and attempt to take the best decisions to be a bit extra of a problem to Crimson Bull subsequent yr.”

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