In the Belgian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing secured his eighth consecutive victory, extending his lead in the championship. Verstappen started the race in fifth position due to a grid penalty but managed to overtake his teammate Sergio Pérez on lap 17 and steadily build his lead to win the race. This victory marked Verstappen’s tenth win of the season.
The race also saw Oracle Red Bull Racing continue their dominant season, having won all 12 races so far. Verstappen’s performance has allowed him to head into the summer break with a substantial 125-point lead over his teammate. He will have the opportunity to match Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine consecutive Formula 1 wins when the season resumes in Zandvoort at the end of August.
Yuki Tsunoda of Scuderia AlphaTauri achieved a notable performance by finishing in 10th place, earning points for the first time in eight races. His teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, finished in 16th place, facing challenges in his second race with the team.
Max Verstappen expressed his satisfaction with the car’s performance and the team’s success. Sergio Pérez emphasized the importance of bringing home valuable points for the team and aiming to maintain their podium presence.
Christian Horner, the CEO and Team Principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, credited the team’s collective effort and hard work for their unprecedented success this season.
Yuki Tsunoda of Scuderia AlphaTauri praised the team for their improved performance and securing points before the summer break. Daniel Ricciardo acknowledged the challenges he faced in traffic and expressed his determination to improve his performance.
Franz Tost, the Team Principal of Scuderia AlphaTauri, highlighted Yuki Tsunoda’s strong performance and the team’s progress in aero development. He also expressed confidence in Daniel Ricciardo’s future performance once he becomes more familiar with the car and tires.