Max Verstappen wins 2022 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award

Max Verstappen picked up the 2022 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award for his first epic F1 win of 2021. The Dutchman had a stellar season last year, claiming 10 pole positions and 10 wins, and even set a record of 18 podiums in one season – the highest of anyone.

Really honored to be crowned World Sportsman of the Year by @laureussportHors of course I have to thank @redbullracingbecause I couldn’t have made it without their incredible supportSpecial thanks to my father @MyVic009 I will never forget everything he did #Laureus22

The prestigious accolade has already been held by international stars such as football’s Lionel Messi, tennis’ Roger Federer and even F1’s Lewis Hamilton – against whom Verstappen won in the final round of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. his gratitude for being named Sportsman of the Year, the Dutchman said:

“I was very happy, of course, but it was a lot of hard work and years of preparation. I am incredibly proud. Since I was little, I dreamed of being on the top step and winning the championship. I said to my father: “We did it, that’s why we worked all these years and now we are here, the two of us, all the memories, all the years spent traveling all over Europe, to pursue this single objective and we have succeeded.

The Red Bull driver is the only Dutchman to win a title in the sport.

Max Verstappen landed a Grand Slam at the 2022 Imola GP

YES BOYS 🔥 Winning here today crowns a perfect weekend for us. Very happy with the performance of the car and the team this weekend, so thanks to @redbullracing for that. good to see @SCHecoPerez coming second, let’s build on it #ImolaGP

Max Verstappen has won the main race of the 2022 F1 GP Imola after a dominating performance on the historic track. The Dutchman started from pole position after winning the sprint race on Saturday, claiming his first Grand Slam of the season. His team-mate Sergio Perez had a great run to finish P2, scoring Red Bull’s first double since Malaysia in 2016.

The Austrian team was the benchmark throughout the weekend, with the 24-year-old displaying his wet-weather driving prowess in the intermittent conditions around Imola. The Dutchman won Saturday’s sprint race despite a poor start, regaining the lead in the closing stages of the race.

Speaking about the weekend, Max Verstappen said:

“Yesterday and the day before yesterday we were on it and it looked like a strong weekend. Today you never know with the weather and how competitive you are going to be. As a team we did everything well and I think that 1-2 was very well deserved.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, however, still holds a considerable lead over Verstappen ahead of the Miami Grand Prix next weekend. After his victory at Imola, the world champion is slowly but surely climbing back to the top of the table with the hope of winning another title.

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