Birthday and title cake for Max?
Max Verstappen was presented with two budget-friendly cakes at the Red Bull garage to celebrate his 25th birthday in what could be a weekend of celebrations. writes BEN HUNT.
For the first time this season, the Dutchman has a chance of clinching the title – provided the results go his way.
But what should have been an enjoyable weekend has seen him and his Red Bull team embroiled in controversy over a dispute over money.
It refers to Formula 1’s complicated rules and its budget cap to limit the big team’s spending, with some suggesting his team broke the budget.
Red Bull claim they have played by the rules but ultimately that will be left to the governing body when they announce their results on Wednesday.
Verstappen was simply unstoppable this season. He had 11 wins in 16 races and 13 podiums – and had two DNFs.
By the time he turned 25 he had a total of 31 wins in F1. Sebastian Vettel, who is next on the list of wins by age, had 22 GP wins when he turned 25.
Verstappen is breaking records and should he secure the title in Singapore it would be the second fastest driver to do so with five races to go.
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