Max Verstappen quite literally cruised to his fifth consecutive victory last weekend at the Italian Grand Prix, after the race finished behind a Safety Car following a late retirement for Daniel Ricciardo.
Incredibly, it was Verstappen’s first victory at the ‘Temple of Speed’, something which sounds absurd given how many victories the Dutchman has achieved since joining the Austrian team in 2016.
The reigning World Champion once again made lightwork of his grid penalty following a component change, which saw the championship leader start from seventh.
He was already third by the end of the second lap, with the 24-year-old having taken the actual lead of the race on Lap 34.
The Dutchman’s victory means he is now 116 points ahead of Charles Leclerc, putting him within touching distance of reclaiming his Drivers’ Championship at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.
The Constructors’ Championship is looking just as pretty for Red Bull, who now lead Ferrari by 139 points, a seemingly uncatchable total.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner probably couldn’t be any happier, with his number one driver having overcome difficulties once again.
Verstappen is truly in a league of his own, with nobody being able to perform on his level.
It wasn’t the only time Horner had a smile on his face during the Italian GP, after having an interesting interaction with YouTuber and entrepreneur Carl Runefelt.
Runefelt has enjoyed a high amount of success since pursuing his endeavours, with the YouTuber having previously found himself on Forbes 30 under 30.
Runefelt has recently turned his attention to motorsport, where it he decided to sponsor Formula 2 driver Ralph Boschung with his crypto company for the 2022 season.
The YouTuber’s face sensationally featured on Boschung’s car at the Italian GP, much to the shock of Horner and ex-F1 driver David Coulthard.
“I put my face on a Formula car and @christianhorner likes the idea,” he put on Instagram along with a laughing emoji.
Runefelt made a video of the comical interaction with Horner and Coulthard, who were unquestionably shocked, yet seemingly impressed.
“I put my face on the car (Formula car),” said Runefelt.
“Oh, you put your OWN face on the car?” Horner exclaimed. “Now that is that’s quite smooth.”
“Yeah exactly, it’s a first!” Coulthard added.
Runefelt continued: “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to…”
“Promote yourself,” Horner continued.
Coulthard asked the YouTuber what the impact has been of having his face plastered on the side of a racing car, with Runefelt admitting “it’s fun”.
“Yeah in the Formula 2 paddock, everyone is like [pointing],” Runefelt suggested. “Literally, people recognise me from that. It’s fun. It works.
“I mean, you’ve got to do something that no one did before to stick out!”
“I like it!” Horner admitted.