Max Verstappen, the Red Bull racing sensation, once again demonstrated his prowess on the track, securing his 17th victory of the 2023 Formula 1 season in a thrilling race in Brazil. The Sao Paulo circuit witnessed a gripping contest as Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, who crossed the finish line in fourth position, engaged in a nail-biting photo finish battle with the legendary Fernando Alonso, who managed to pip him to the post.
In a heartwarming gesture to celebrate his triumph, Verstappen’s pit wall chose to play “Green Green Grass of Home” by Tom Jones over the radio. The song holds a special significance for Verstappen and his family, as it was a favorite during their travels to and from races when Max was just a budding talent, accompanying his father, Jos Verstappen.
The touching moment, captured on camera, quickly made its way to various social media platforms, offering fans a glimpse into the more relatable and ‘human’ side of the three-time Formula 1 champion.
One fan commented:
“He is just like Seb [Sebastian Vettel]
“This was the best!!!!! Love RedBull!!! Love Max!!!!! Best driver of all time! Best team of all time! This is lovely to watch!”
“It’s a song his dad always played when they were driving through Europe on the way home from kart races”
“Max and the team are that bored they’re now doing F1 Karaoke…”
“He is on a league on his own, Red Bull is doing an amazing job but I can’t wait for next year hope the pack will be closer with more of a fight for the championship”