“Now I am the master”. So Darth Vader admonishes Obi-Wan Kenobi about the Death Star in Episode IV of Star Wars ‘A New Hope’. Toto Wolff had mentioned the famous science fiction saga yesterday at the end of qualifying that had seen Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in the race at the best time. The English driver did not start at the pole from the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and after yesterday’s result the number one of the Mercedes wall had just commented on what happened with “The Empire strikes again”, which is the fifth episode of the saga in which, precisely , the Rebellion suffers a heavy defeat by the Galactic Empire led by Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
Wolff as Darth Vader: “The Empire Strikes Back”
Today the ‘Rebel’ Max Verstappen burned Lewis Hamilton at the start defending himself very well at Brooklands and Copse from the attacks of the seven-time world champion. A first lap that earned him victory in the first Sprint Qualifying in F1 history and with it three points in the standings – advantage now updated to +33 over Hamilton – and pole position in the British Grand Prix scheduled for tomorrow. Helmut Marko to the microphones of Sky Deutschland praised Verstappen’s Jedi Master performance by stinging Toto Wolff on yesterday’s ‘stellar’ quote: “Max knew that everything would be decided at the start because overcoming here is difficult. He also defended himself in an exemplary way by showing who the Master is. Greetings to the Empire ”. The British Grand Prix trilogy, the first in F1 history, ends tomorrow. We will see what tomorrow’s ‘title’ will be after ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘The Return of the Dutchman’.