friday, august 5, 2022
Homethe engines roarMax Verstappen crushes his rivals

Max Verstappen crushes his rivals

Enjoy a new installment of "The Engines Roar" by Carlos González

The last Hungarian Grand Prix was not much different from the others. The only new thing was in qualifying with the Mercedes driver, George Russell, taking the Pole, while the líder of the championship, Max Verstappen, qualified tenth. 

With the Alpines beating the Red Bulls and Hamilton's Mercedes, on race day Verstappen took control and had the luxury of spinning and had no one to take advantage of the mistake.

In the Ferrari team they saw the possibility of doing one, two, and they went back to peel that opportunity.

Now the aspirations of the Italian team to recover and the illusions of their fans to be champions seem increasingly distant.

The prancing horse does not go well at all and they fail once again in the strategy. Leclerc and the Spanish Sainz sink without their rivals having to push them. 

The news of the week has been the signing of Fernando Alonso with Aston Martin for 2023. What led the Spaniard to make this decision, when Aston Martin only beats Williams in the constructors' standings and his current team Alpine is only fourth? Behind the big three?

The reason for changing the air can be several: money, since there is talk of very close to $20 million for his new contract; the inconvenience with the team due to the clashes on the track with his teammate; He sold the Aston Martín team a great project for more than a year; or simply to screw the boss of his team Otmar Szafnauer.

For his part, what motivated his new team to pay so much money for a driver who apparently does not have much time left in F1 (he is 42 years old). Among other reasons: his experience could help more in the development of the car; name him to sell more cars; attract new sponsors to the team.

In Indycar, the situation is complicated for the Spanish driver Alex Palou, who is currently part of Chip Ganassi's team. The Catalan who signed for next year with McLaren is being sued by his team and it seems that defending the Indycar championship title is not easy.

I want to thank the attention received by the authorities, leaders and members of the great karting family, in my last invitation to Maracay by Mr. Viglioti Pascualino, president of the national karting league.

Very pleasant to greet and share with Pepe Vintimilla, who was the sports commissioner for that event. The facilities are in very good condition after that harsh pandemic that caused a stoppage in many of the daily activities. It is motivating to see so many guys throwing pigeon at him, congratulations to all and continue with his work within this discipline.

Be very careful when driving and see you next week.

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