Max Verstappen has been known for being humble and respectful however, he is not the one to care even if it is Prince Harry himself. The Dutchman has been known for his dominance in the sport. After the 2021 debacle, the three-time champion has stuck his place on the top. However, he has not been the one to be interested in the fame it has got him.
Oftentimes, Verstappen has been heard talking about his retirement. The driver has explained that his F1 career has been great however, wishes to focus on other things. The Red Bull star has also shown little to no interest in the Brad Pitt movie. He has also explained how he is not as interested in commentating or having the fame that comes with it.
Nonetheless, this time around he did not hesitate to ignore another celebrity. As the Austin Grand Prix came closer, news of Prince Harry making an appearance at the races. As the weekend came closer, Prince Harry made a quick stop at the Red Bull garage. However, Verstappen’s reaction to it was minimal. The driver simply shook the Prince of England’s hands and exchanged a few words.
… and Prince Harry has also paid a visit to the Red Bull garage to chat to Christian Horner.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 22, 2023
When asked about meeting the royal heir, he said, “I’m not a people pleaser, I mean, super nice guy. And it’s good to shake hands and say hello. But I’m here to do my job.”
Even with Prince Harry in front of him, the driver knew what was the necessary thing to do. The driver was focused despite the stars that surrounded him and won yet another race this season.
All the 14 records that Max Verstappen has broken in 2023 alone
Max Verstappen has done the unthinkable in the Formula 1 sport. Although there are many things that Verstappen has achieved this season alone he has also broken many records. The Dutchman has had victories after victory and has once again proven just why he is at the top.
The driver plans to put an end to his season in the most dramatic way ever. The driver has broken the record for the biggest championship gap to P2. Apart from that he has also broken the record for having the most wins and consecutive wins in a season with 10 race wins; the Most consecutive races as championship leader and the most wins from a pole position.
Apart from his wins, he has also made many new records. The Dutchman has the highest win percentage after winning his 17th race of the season. He also has the most hat tricks in a season and the most points in one season standing at 524 points. Verstappen also holds the spots for the most podiums, consecutive top 2 finishes, most laps led and most pit stops to a race win in a season.
Records broken by Max Verstappen in 2023:
– Highest win percentage in a season
– Most wins in a season
– Most consecutive wins
– Most wins from pole in a season
– Most consecutive wins from pole
– Most hat tricks in a season
– Most points in a season
– Most podiums in a season… pic.twitter.com/XHU3spSQuu
— Enzo (@Aperta) November 8, 2023
Max Verstappen received his third championship title in Qatar after finishing P2 in the Sprint race. This also helped him record the most races left after becoming a champion in a season. With two more races to go, Verstappen has held his top spot losing it only once in Singapore.