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Max Verstappen

Verstappen on most emotional win as F1 milestone beckons

Max Verstappen is on the verge of his 50th Grand Prix victory - but which win does he consider his most emotional one?

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Max Verstappen has named what he considers to be his most emotional victory in Formula 1.

The Dutchman is on the verge of taking his 50th race win in the sport and would become just the fifth driver in history to reach the milestone.'

If he is to achieve the feat at the United States Grand Prix, Verstappen will have to come from sixth on the grid at the Circuit of the Americas having had his best Q3 effort on Friday chalked off for a track limit infringement at Turn 19.

Verstappen's first win came at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix on his debut for Red Bull as he took the record for the youngest winner in F1 history.

Other emotional victories include the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he sealed his maiden title as well as a trio of wins he's achieved at his home race in the Netherlands.

All beautiful

“I think they're all just beautiful in a different way,” he told media including RacingNews365.com.

But I think the very first one probably was the most emotional one – because that's what you always tried to achieve.

“That was definitely a very special day for me and my family at the time. But to pick another one, it’s tough.

“It’s just about also enjoying the moment. I mean, maybe you think about it a bit more later on in your career, but not now.”

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