Max Verstappen walked away in disbelief as his F1 winner’s trophy is BROKEN again for a second straight race – a week after Lando Norris’ podium blunder
- Max Verstappen’s Belgian Grand Prix trophy damaged in team photo
- The blunder marks the second race in a row where the Dutchman’s gong has been broken
- Lando Norris smashed a champagne bottle on his Hungaroring trophy
Max Verstappen stunned after his Belgian Grand Prix trophy was damaged during a Red Bull team photo.
The incident comes just a week after Lando Norris picked up his Hungarian GP prize while celebrating on the podium.
In a clip posted by Red Bull Racing to social networksthe Dutchman can be seen posing alongside his team with the trophy from their victory at Spa Francorchamps posed precariously in front of them.
A behind-the-camera countdown begins, leading to some team members spraying cans of their energy drink, with some group members rushing to avoid the mist.
After rushing to safety, Verstappen looks back in disbelief when it appears his trophy has been damaged in the chaos before shouting, “It’s broken again, the trophy is broken again!”
Max Verstappen suffered another trophy error after winning the Belgian Grand Prix
The winning Red Bull side posed for a photo after their star’s yet another win at Spa
The blunder marks another trophy damaged while in his possession, although he can hardly be blamed for the accident last week.
Joined on the podium by Norris and Sergio Perez at the Hungaroring, Verstappen drenched his team-mate in bubbly while Norris opted to try and use the Dutchman’s trophy as a makeshift bottle opener.
Unsurprisingly though, the gong couldn’t resist Norris slamming his champagne bottle on it, and was then seen snapped in half on the floor.
Despite struggling to keep his titles secure, Verstappen’s dominance this season has shown no signs of abating.
Despite being hit with a five-place grid penalty for exceeding his gearbox allowance for the season, Verstappen triumphed for the third consecutive year at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The result marked Verstappen’s eighth straight win, leaving him within touching distance of Sebastian Vettel’s record of nine set in 2013, opening up the possibility of a record-breaking opportunity at home at the Dutch Grand Prix next month.
The victory also sees Verstappen’s lead at the top of the drivers’ standings increase to 125 points, with a third world title victory now more a matter of when rather than if for the 25-year-old.
Lando Norris snatched the Hungarian Grand Prix trophy from Verstappen on the podium last week