DECRYPTION – The invincible duo of the last four seasons have seen their throne falter against Max Verstappen, who are closer and closer to a first coronation. Before the Brazilian Grand Prix, the seven-time world champion can be worried.
Nineteen points ahead when it comes to the Brazilian Grand Prix (Sunday, 6 p.m.), the first of the last four events on the program for the 2021 season. Max Verstappen’s room for maneuver is not negligible, even if it will undoubtedly not encourage him to put bottles of champagne in the fridge at Interlagos to celebrate his first title. As he confided with lucidity after his magnificent success in Mexico last Sunday: “It’s on the right track, but everything can change quickly.»
Indeed, from a strict arithmetic point of view, the slightest mechanical problem or an impromptu collision, like the one that mowed down the ambitions of the Mexico City poleman Valtteri Bottas, and all this comfortable mattress could turn into a painful bench on the same floor. the ground for the Dutch. Nonetheless, this week it is likely that the Red Bull driver’s nights will have been much sweeter and more restful than those of his rival Lewis Hamilton, whose throne wavers as