Final week, we highlighted for you that Components 1 world champion Max Verstappen could be a robotic. In an excellent piece by our personal James Dator, we outlined how over the course of two totally different race simulations, the F1 driver barely blinked.
Properly, as they are saying the apple won’t fall removed from the tree.
Verstappen had a great day in Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Regardless of beginning the race in fifteenth place, after his RB19 suffered a driveshaft failure through the second qualifying session on Saturday, Verstappen charged by means of the sphere to complete in second place, behind his Pink Bull teammate Sergio Pérez. It was a exceptional effort from Verstappen, and he leaves Jeddah main within the Constructors’ Championship by one level over Pérez, because of posting the quickest lap of the race.
On the ultimate lap of the race.
Nevertheless, his father Jos Verstappen appeared, nicely, moderately muted following the Grand Prix. As Pérez came to visit to rejoice with the remainder of the Pink Bull staff, Jos was caught up within the crowd, and was not precisely elated:
Right here is the previous F1 driver, wanting extra like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2: Judgement Day than a father who simply watched his son pull off one thing unbelievable on the highest stage of his sport:
Jos. Buddy. Break a smile. Present some happiness for goodness sake. Your son put collectively an incredible drive to battle by means of the sphere, salvaging a second-place end regardless of beginning close to the again of the sphere.
Sure, Pink Bull has been the dominant staff by means of the primary two weeks of the F1 season, and plenty of prognosticators predicted that Verstappen would possibly even pull off a win regardless of beginning fifteenth. So a response wanting elation could be comprehensible.
Nonetheless, break a smile or one thing.
Or at least blink.