Red Bull Racing driver, Max Verstappen , performed exceptionally in the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix race which was held at Sirkui Sochi, Sunday, September 26, 2021. Starting the race from 20th position, Verstappen was able to finish in 2nd position .
This result made the Dutch racer able to maintain his competition in Mercedes champion who is also a seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton (England). Hamilton himself emerged as the first champion after starting from position 4.
The race in Sochi actually ended dramatically. After the dry weather, suddenly heavy rain flushed the circuit in the last five laps of the total 53 laps. As a result, the course of the race was a bit chaotic and made the composition of the drivers in front change. Lando Norris (McLaren) who was originally in the leading position slipped to 7th position. Hamilton from 2nd position rose to 1st position. While Verstappen from 7th position, jumped to 2nd position.
“Starting from 20th position and finishing in 2nd position is an extraordinary result. Even though we were given a penalty, this result was very good for us. I really didn’t think the podium would turn out to be real,” said Verstappen in an official statement received by Tempo , Monday, 27 September 2021.
Mobil Consumer Brand General Manager of PT ExxonMobil Lubricants Indonesia, the manufacturer that oversees the Mobil1 lubricant brand, appreciates Verstappen’s fighting spirit. Racing from the rear position, but being able to finish in 2nd position is the maximum achievement of this driver sponsored by Mobil1 lubricants.
“This is the atonement for the failure in the Italian GP F1,” said Rommy Averdy. “Max Verstappen can again show that Mobil 1 engine lubricant works optimally in the RB16B car.”
Rommy also said that the lubricants used by the Red Bull Racing team are also available in the Indonesian market, such as the Mobil 1 and Mobil Super range of lubricant products available in the Indonesian market.