Verstappen in quest to have one iconic F1 turn named after him

Verstappen in quest to have one iconic F1 turn named after him

Max Verstappen already knows which corner he would like to be named after if Zandvoort and the Dutch Grand Prix were to give him the opportunity.

This comes as a couple of the greatest F1 drivers ever had entire circuits named after them, while several have corners named after them. The current double world champion wants the Scheivlak corner for himself, according to Viaplay via De Telegraaf.

Contemporary F1 cars can go at extremely high speeds through the seventh turn of the Zandvoort course, a highly fast right-hand corner that slopes downwards.

If a corner at a race track is to be named after a driver, he has to be incredibly exceptional because race courses don’t just name corners after individuals at random.

Ayrton Senna has the opening three corners at Interlagos named after him, while Lewis Hamilton has his name on the start/finish straight at Silverstone.

Some legendary drivers, like Jim Clark don’t have such opulent corners named after them; instead, the Scotsman’s name is attached to a swift left-to-right chicane at Croft. However, Gilles Villeneuve tops them all, as the entire Montreal circuit is named in his honor.

If a new circuit is not built specifically for Verstappen, he will have to go a long way before enjoying that luxury, but given his present form, he may easily ask for it in the not too distant future.

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