Max Verstappen has pointed towards what he believes was his most "perfect" race from the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Speaking at the recent FIA Prize Giving Gala, the Dutchman outlined the race where he knew that it would be a special year for the team despite the tough start in Bahrain and Australia.
"I would say the way we bounced back after it was a tough weekend in Australia, to then go to Imola where the weekend we had was just incredible," he said.
"I knew that we had a lot of potential but I also knew we had a lot of ground to catch up on, but the car since then has been producing after being developed in the right way."
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Of the record-breaking 15 victories in a season for Verstappen, which race was the standout? "Spa. Just because of the weekend we had, the car on track was working perfectly, I barely touched the car and we were miles ahead of the others."
After taking engine-related penalties he was dropped to 14th on the grid, but he made light work of the field - overtaking 12 cars in the first 12 laps.
The win would be the third in a streak that continued through to the Italian Grand Prix.
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