International media | “The unbeatable world champion uses magic tricks”

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was another to savour. With an agonizing duel between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, the newspapers had something to write about this Monday morning. A look back at the reactions of the international media after the Jeddah GP.

The Gazzetta dello Sport – Italy

Last week there was a big party in Italy after a 1-2 for Ferrari and that atmosphere is still there. The pink sports newspaper speaks well of revenge for Verstappen, but also notes that Ferrari remains very strong. “Verstappen got revenge, but Ferrari and Charles Leclerc look stronger than ever.”

AT gazzettaAbove all, they see in Ferrari a different fighter mentality than in recent years. ”Even after being overtaken, Leclerc didn’t lose heart and went for another attack. Bad luck with the yellow flags prevented him from launching an attack. However, for Ferrari it is still a good start.

Sky Sports – England

The duel between Verstappen and Leclerc was also appreciated in England. ‘Verstappen beats Leclerc in dramatic duel,’ headline UK sports media. Attention has also been drawn to Lewis Hamilton, who, according to Sky was unlucky with the last virtual safety car under which he was not allowed to enter the pits.

Picture – Germany

“Worthy of a champion”, the German Picture headlines with a shot of Verstappen overtaking Leclerc. The reigning world champion won a race for the first time in 2022 and with it the first time since his world title in 2021. The German midfielder saw the Red Bull driver shine again and show why he is a world champion deserved.

Marca – Spain

spain Mark running around with Verstappen after his victory in Saudi Arabia. ”Verstappen is one step ahead of all other Formula 1 drivers at present. He’s the unbeatable world champion,’ is how the Spanish psychic opens his report on the race, having already mentioned in the headline that Verstappen beat Leclerc.

The Team – France

With the French The Team, the focus is on “magic tricks” towards the end of the race. France’s biggest newspaper is of course referring to the duel for the DRS, in which Verstappen and Leclerc both braked to let the other pass on the straight. The Team speaks of a “magnificent duel” between the bantams of Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.

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Brian L. Hartfield