The two incidents at the start, at Silverstone and Hungaroring, risk being very heavy in terms of World Cup for Max Verstappen. In two races, Lewis Hamilton has recovered all the disadvantage and indeed has outdistanced the Dutch, now in the role of the pursuer in the drivers’ standings. In addition to the insult, for Verstappen, innocent both in Great Britain and Hungary and the victim of maneuvers that also risked causing serious physical damage.
The Dutchman, also knocked out in Baku due to a sudden collapse of the rear left, is in short net credit with fate. And Red Bull team principal Chris Horner he is convinced that in the second part of the season the wheel can turn in favor of Milton Keynes: “We won six races in the first half of the year. For the rest, Max was not to blame neither in Azerbaijan, nor in Silverstone nor in Hungary: his and our luck will change. And I must say that we have had a lot of bad luck in the last two races, with damage in the standings and in the components of the car. Over the course of a season, however, lucky and unfortunate episodes will balance out by themselves, and I’m looking forward to the second half of the year. The whole team deserves a break, the drivers will have some free time and believe me when I say we will fight in the second half of the championship. Obviously it’s been a tough couple of weekends, but things can turn very fast as you just saw, and there’s a long way to go in this championship.“.