Max Verstappen told to ‘shut up’ Lewis Hamilton’s fans

Max Verstappen has dominated the 2023 Formula 1 season thus far, building a huge gap in the championship.

Juan Pablo Montoya anticipates another triumph for Max Verstappen at the upcoming Silverstone circuit, extending his winning streak to six consecutive races. 

The seven-time Grand Prix winner believes that no one will be able to challenge Verstappen, leading him to suspect that the rest of the season will unfold in a rather predictable manner.

“I think we have to say that Max Verstappen is going to win. I think it would be amazing if he is going to win all the races, and it would shut everybody up, and that would be pretty cool,” Montoya expressed to Vegas Insider. 

Verstappen has already secured seven out of the nine Grand Prix this season. 

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With 13 more race weekends remaining in the 2023 F1 season, a perfect record would set an absolute record. 

Verstappen currently holds the record for the most wins in a single season, achieving 15 victories last year. 

The previous joint record holders are Michael Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2013), with 13 wins each in a calendar year.

According to Montoya, the number of additional wins Verstappen secures will largely depend on the form of his teammate, Sergio Perez. 

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Until Perez improves his qualifying performance, it will be highly challenging to surpass Verstappen. 

“Is Checo going to manage to get a lap in qualifying? It gets to a point where he needs to stop trying so hard because the car is fast enough.”

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Perez has failed to reach Q3 on four consecutive occasions, but he recently returned to the podium at the Red Bull Ring after a considerable gap. 

Montoya envisions another podium finish for Perez in Britain, stating, “I’m going to say 90% yes. Is he going to be second? 

“I’m not so sure. I see him finishing in the third position, and then Ferrari, in my opinion, is most likely to take the second spot.”