Max Verstappen won his third consecutive Grand Prix on Sunday, holding off the competition at Circuit of the Americas.
F1 pundit Ted Kravitz has suggested that Max Verstappen may have let the cat out of the bag at Circuit of the Americas. The Dutchman offering congratulations to long-serving Red Bull engineer Michael Manning sparked suspicion around the paddock, although the team have remained tight-lipped on the matter.
It was another impressive performance from Verstappen as he fought his way forward from sixth on the grid to win the United States Grand Prix. The 2023 Drivers’ Championship is already his, and few can dispute his dominance after prevailing in 15 of 18 races thus far.
Verstappen also outclassed the competition in Saturday’s sprint race, after which he said on the team radio: “Well done Manning, great job there.”
With rumours circling that the message could be a form of farewell from the reigning three-time world champion, Kravitz went to investigate, explaining on Sky Sports: “Michael Manning, the Irish engineer for Red Bull, was just outside the office and I said to him ‘Alright, Michael?’.