Max Verstappen and his Red Bull staff savoured the second on Friday night time as they collected the F1 drivers’ and constructors’ trophies for wrapping up each world titles throughout the 2022 season.
After an early problem from Charles Leclerc and Ferrari, the marketing campaign quickly shifted in Verstappen and Red Bull’s favour, with the partnership breaking several records en path to double championship glory.
Verstappen finally took the drivers’ crown by 146 factors over Leclerc, setting a brand new benchmark of 15 victories in a season, whereas Red Bull secured their first constructors’ title since 2013 with 17 wins general.
Some three weeks after the 2022 season finale at Abu Dhabi, town of Bologna and the Automobile Club d’Italia performed host to the FIA Prize Giving ceremony, during which Verstappen formally collected his trophy, whereas Red Bull acquired their fingers again on the groups’ prize.
‘The 12 months that belonged to Max Verstappen’
Leclerc and Verstappen’s staff mate, Sergio Perez, had been additionally readily available to gather the respective P2 and P3 trophies, together with a bunch of stars from different motorsport disciplines who loved success this 12 months.
Verstappen stated his second championship win felt “very different to my first one”.
He defined: “I believe the primary one was very emotional as a result of that’s what you’re employed to your entire life and when you obtain your first one… I believe, the moments like which you can solely evaluate to your first race win in Formula 1, even your first pole place. The ones you get afterwards are totally different – they’re good however that very same emotion you’ll by no means expertise once more.
“But I do suppose that this season has been extra rewarding. Also as a staff we had been much more aggressive, and naturally we at all times give attention to the outcomes and all of us need to win, however we additionally spend numerous time away from household and mates and it’s crucial to additionally take pleasure in what you’re doing.
“And I really think that this year, working with the whole team, every team member has been really, really good. From that side, this year has been incredible.”
Christian Horner dedicates constructors championship to Dietrich Mateschitz
Christian Horner, in the meantime, devoted Red Bull’s constructors’ championship win to the staff’s founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who handed away in October.
“I’d like to dedicate this championship, this trophy, to a very special man, who has done so much for motor sport, done so much for Formula 1. He was a fan of motor sport, foremost and upmost,” Horner stated.
“He gave so many drivers within the room tonight a chance in so many classes. He gave hundreds of engineers and technicians and mechanics [the same opportunity] and I believe arguably has completed extra for motor sport than some other individual in historical past. And so tonight, I’d wish to dedicate this to Dietrich Mateschitz.
“Thankfully he saw Max win the championship in Japan… and then the next weekend, the day after he passed we managed to win this trophy, so it’s a very special one.”