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“Ex-Ferrari boss left in awe by Max Verstappen’s exceptional ability.”


Max Verstappen continues to earn recognition and achievements week after week, and his performance at the Japanese Grand Prix solidified his unstoppable reputation. Just when you thought the Dutch driver’s winning streak had desensitized everyone, he delivers something remarkable each race weekend. Despite some skepticism after the Singapore race, Verstappen reignited the hype and praise around his name in Japan. In fact, even before the race began, an ex-Ferrari leader praised his driving skills.

Forget the Japanese GP race where Verstappen “single-handedly” won Red Bull the constructor’s title. His driving before the race was incredible enough to send a shiver down Peter Windsor‘s spine. The ex-Ferrari boss revealed that in his conversation with YouTube creator Cameron F1.

Windsor stated that he gained more insights by observing the camera’s removal of shots. He was not able to fully experience the onboard feel, but instead focused on the driver’s car positioning and the rear shot of 1B. This gave him a spine-chilling realization of the driver’s skill, and it was evident that he was going to excel after seeing his exit from 1B.

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According to Windsor, Verstappen’s qualifying lap at the Japanese GP was exceptional. While some may consider it the best they’ve ever seen, what motivated this outstanding performance? We believe it was the Singapore GP, and even Verstappen somewhat agrees.

Max Verstappen silences those who doubted Red Bull with an exceptional performance and declaration.

The Dutch driver secured the top starting position and was significantly ahead in the Japanese Grand Prix, particularly during the qualifying round. Verstappen displayed impressive speed and even surpassed Michael Schumacher’s record from 20 years ago with his impressive lap time.

The margin for the pole sitter from second-placed Oscar Piastri was a massive 0.581 seconds. Add a couple of tenths to this number and that’s how far behind his teammate was. This pole position was enough to shut the doubters, who gained some traction after the Singapore GP.

Max Verstappen

On September 24, 2023, at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen participated in the drivers parade before the Formula One F1 Japanese Grand Prix. REUTERS/Issei Kato

When questioned about his qualifying lap in Japan and whether it was a statement of intent, Verstappen responded, “It was a tough weekend for us. And of course, people like to start talking about things like the Technical Directives. But I don’t really care what they think.”

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This was definitely a declaration of purpose, and now their goal for the next six races is evident. Will Red Bull be able to complete the season with only one blemish?

The article titled “Max Verstappen’s Unique Quality Leaves Former Ferrari Boss Amazed” was published on EssentiallySports.com.