Sep.22 - Max Verstappen's famous father says he will be trackside at the next two grands prix in case the runaway world championship leader wraps up his second title.

Mathematically, the Red Bull star can secure his back-to-back drivers' title triumph in Singapore next weekend - although it is more likely to happen a week later in Japan.

"Max is many points ahead and it all looks positive for the second title," Jos Verstappen, a former F1 driver, said whilst taking part in the Hellendoorn Rally in their native Netherlands.

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Race winner and 2021 F1 World Drivers Champion Max Verstappen celebrates with his father Jos Verstappen in parc ferme  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

"But it still has to happen first," the Dutchman told Speed Week. "I will definitely travel to Singapore. Then, depending on the result, I'll go to Japan too. "But in the end, it's not that important to me where he successfully defends his title. The main thing is that it works out."

Verstappen, 50, agrees that his son's dominance was made crystal clear in the way he drove to victories in Hungary, Belgium and Monza despite starting down the grid order.

"It just shows how good Max's car is," he said. "If he can start from the front row for a change, everything will be even easier."

Max's points lead over Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is currently 116 points with just six races to go in Singapore, Japan, Austin, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

If he wins in Singapore and secures the fastest lap, Leclerc will have to be at least seventh to keep the title race open for the Japanese GP at Suzuka.

Here you can check out the current 2022 F1 Championship standings.


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4 F1 Fan comments on “Verstappen can score his second F1 title in next grand prix

  1. Blofly

    Oh for a crystal ball! All those beatings, abandonment by the side of the road, no normal childhood, all for nothing.He would have won anyway. One WDC handed on a plate by Masi, the second no competition. Even after all that Joss gives all the praise to the car rather than his son! What a to- - er.

    Re the picture caption.
    Dos'nt look like a celebration to me. Looks like someone being told to suck it up and take it for the team when he knows it’s not right.
    Just my opinion of course.

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  2. smokey

    I would argue that following his many indiscretions Jos is infamous, rather than famous!
    I find it strange that he gives credit to the car and not to his son. I mean, it is obvious to the world that Max has the ability and the car only supports his ability as part of the combination. If Max didn't have the skills the car wouldn't continue winning! Jos needs to step back into the shadows and stop making a fool of himself, same as Louise's father did a few years ago.

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  3. John B

    Mr nasty Vostwat should shut up and leave his son alone to do what he does best

    Seems to be a mean guy on and off the track

    Glad my Dad was a nice supportive guy

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