Why Verstappen was untouchable after Mexican GP Turn 1 pass
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Why Verstappen was untouchable after Mexican GP Turn 1 pass

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After its shock Mexican Grand Prix qualifying defeat to Mercedes, Max Verstappen and Red Bull needed a big response on Sunday. He duly delivered at the start with a superb double pass around the outside, after which he was never challenged due to an innate advantage Red Bull brought to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Some motorsport moments are just magic. Bits of driving that are just spine-tinglingly good, showcasing supreme skill, flair and sheer bloody mindedness. Max Verstappen's start to the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix had it all.

So much of what the Dutchman displayed last Sunday at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on his way victory was brilliant, but his breath-taking double pass on the Mercedes drivers will surely be what lives longest in Formula 1's collective memory. Doubly so if, whisper it, this for-the-ages campaign ends in a championship victory…

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