Max Verstappen has received the 2022 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for his epic maiden F1 title win in 2021. The Dutchman had a stellar season final 12 months, claiming 10 pole positions and 10 victories, and even set a report of 18 podiums in a season – the best of anybody.
The prestigious accolade has beforehand been held by worldwide stars equivalent to Lionel Messi in soccer, Roger Federer in tennis, and even F1’s Lewis Hamilton – who Verstappen received in opposition to on the ultimate lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Expressing his appreciation for being named Sportsman of the Year, the Dutchman stated:
“I was very happy, of course, but it was a lot of hard work and years of preparation. I’m incredibly proud. Since I was a little kid I dreamt of being on the top step and winning the championship. I said to my dad, ‘We did it, this is what we worked for all these years and now we are here, the two of us, all the memories, all the years of travelling all over Europe, going for that one goal and we achieved it.”
The Red Bull driver is the one Dutchman to win a title within the sport.
Max Verstappen picked up a Grand Slam on the 2022 Imola GP
Max Verstappen received the 2022 F1 Imola GP most important race after a dominating efficiency on the historic monitor. The Dutchman began in pole place after successful the dash race on Saturday, choosing up his first Grand Slam of the season. His teammate Sergio Perez drove a superb race to complete P2, marking Red Bull’s first 1-2 end since Malaysia 2016.
The Austrian crew was the benchmark all weekend lengthy, with the 24-year-old displaying his wet-weather-driving prowess within the intermittent circumstances round Imola. The Dutchman received Saturday’s dash race regardless of a poor begin, regaining the lead within the closing phases of the race.
Speaking concerning the weekend, Max Verstappen stated:
“Yesterday and the day before, we were on it and it was looking like a strong weekend. Today you never know with the weather and how competitive you’re gonna be. As a team, we did everything well and I think and this 1-2 was very well deserved.”
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, nevertheless, nonetheless holds a substantial lead over Verstappen heading to the Miami Grand Prix subsequent weekend. After his win at Imola, the world champion is slowly however absolutely climbing again to the highest of the desk with hopes of successful one other title.