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Max Verstappen says 3rd Formula One world championship title is his 'best one' so far
Max Verstappen has secured the Formula One title for the third year in a row in a season of near-total domination for the Red Bull driver
LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Max Verstappen believes his third Formula One title is his best yet.
Clinching the championship in a sprint race Saturday in Qatar didn't pack the emotional impact of his dramatic, controversial last-lap overtake of Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 title. Still, the Red Bull driver thinks his relentlessly consistent 2023 season has been his greatest so far.
“This one is the best one,” Verstappen said. “I think the first one was the most emotional one because that’s when your dreams are fulfilled in F1. But this one definitely in my opinion has been my best year also for consecutive wins and stuff. The car itself has been probably in the best shape as well. This one is probably (the one) I’m most proud of in a way because of consistency.”
Verstappen finished second in the sprint race in Qatar and his teammate Sergio Perez, the only driver who could catch him in the standings, crashed out after being struck by Esteban Ocon’s Alpine.