Formula 1 is back from the summer break – and starts with a demonstration of power by Max Verstappen! The dominant appearance of the Dutchman is admired by the media across Europe, the Spanish and British press are annoyed that their drivers were not able to take advantage of the good starting positions. The press comments on the Formula 1 GP in Spa.

Press reviews from Great Britain

“Daily Mirror”: “It was a nightmare afternoon for Lewis Hamilton, who started fourth (…). That put him one place behind his old rival Fernando Alonso. The Briton was left behind when the two experienced drivers collided on the first lap.”

The Sun: Let’s present the trophy now. There’s no point in dragging things out and waiting for the end of the season. Max Verstappen has (the World Championship) in the bag – and we still have eight races to go.”

“Daily Mail”: “Max Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix from 14th on the grid – not just his ninth win of the season, but a one-sided annihilation”

The Guardian: “Formula 1 has delivered some great races this season but this one at Spa-Francorchamps was an afternoon only Verstappen will savor. Yet it was not without significance on two levels. Verstappen, who is on the front lines of the title fight, has driven his rivals to despair with his pace and control. For Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, however, who are struggling to get back to a competitive pace, the weekend could not end soon enough.”

Press reviews from France

“Le Monde”: “His Red Bull gives him wings. After showing excellent pace all weekend and setting the fastest time in qualifying, Max Verstappen once again gave the impression at Spa that it was easy for him.”

“L’Équipe”: “Red Bull’s perfect race, Hamilton’s failure”

Press reviews from Italy

“La Gazzetta dello Sport”: “Verstappen destroys everyone: ninth win ahead of Perez and Sainz, Leclerc sixth”

Press reviews from Spain

“Marca”: “Verstappen’s strong comeback, with Sainz on the podium and Alonso in fifth”

“As”: “It was the almost perfect grid, Carlos Sainz first and Fernando Alonso third, the dream of every Spanish Formula 1 fan. But one of them clashed with reality, Red Bull’s vast superiority and Ferrari’s lousy racing pace; and the other crashed into… Hamilton.”

Press reviews from Austria

“Kurier”: “Triumph in Belgium: World champion Verstappen races towards the title”

Press reviews from Switzerland

“Blick”: “Hamilton flies from Spa – and apologizes”