It was chaotic from the get set on the Imola course at the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix this past Sunday. The weather — gray, rainy and overcast — was on nobody’s side. It was a race of nailbiting tension until Max Verstappen took a breathtaking victory, outstripping Lewis Hamilton by a margin of 20 seconds.
Besides the usual high-speed suspense, there were several intense incidents on the course. The race was red-flagged halfway through due to a serious collision. Thankfully, both drivers involved, Valtteri Bottas and George Russell, emerged uninjured.
The victorious Verstappen, a young Belgian-Dutch racing driver (and son of Formula One driver Jos Verstappen), is a force to be reckoned with, representing the Netherlands and driving for Red Bull Racing. In 2015, he became the youngest driver to compete in Formula One. He’s already celebrated many bracing victories, adding this latest Grand Prix win to his CV. In Verstappen’s own words, “YES BOYS, very happy with this win! It was tricky out there!”
Coming up next: the Portuguese Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix.