Extraordinary Video Shows Max Verstappen Driving With ONE Hand At 200mph During Saudi Arabian GP
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An extraordinary video shows Max Verstappen driving with ONE hand at 200mph during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Verstappen claimed his first win of the season last weekend after an epic race that saw him battle with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
The victory in Saudi Arabia is even more impressive considering the 24-year-old was forced to drive ONE handed in order to remove some branding.
Despite racing at an incredible 200mph, the Dutchman took one hand off the steering wheel to dispose of the flapping debris.
The clip shows him trying to rip it off with one hand while the other remains fixed on steering his vehicle.
Determined to win his first race of the season, the reigning F1 champion overcame the issue and went onto secure 25 points in the Middle East.
Speaking after his big win for Red Bull, Verstappen said: "It was really tough but a good race. We were battling hard at the front, but we just tried to play the long game.
"[The Ferraris] were really quick through the corners; we were quick on the straights. The tyres were wearing out quite quick. You could see in the end we had a little bit more pace so I tried to get by.
"It wasn’t easy playing smart tricks in the last corner," added Verstappen, who appeared to be helped by yellow flags, which prevented Leclerc using DRS, in the final two laps.
"Eventually I managed to get ahead, but even after that [Charles] was constantly in the DRS and then with the yellow flags in the last lap, just knowing how much you should lift, what is allowed or not, it was tough. But just really happy to kickstart the season."