UVerstappen ubhekene nobunzima

Lucky Sithole

Ngesonto eledlule ngaphansi kwesihloko esithi-“Max, the ticking time bomb, iphephandaba i-Beeld liqagela ukuthi kuzokwenzekani ngoMax Verstappen uma i-Red Bull ingayifaki ngaphansi kwayo imoto yomjaho engawina imijaho.

Umbuzo omuhle lowo.

Ukuthukuthela kukaVerstappen ngesikhathi se-Grand Prix e-Bahrain, kuyinkomba enhle yohlobo lomgijimi ayilo uma ethi uzodelela imiyalo yeqembu.

“Sekuyizikhathi ezimbili manje ngizihambela kahle kodwa ngibe ngingakhona ukuhola phambili. Ngeke ngiphinde ngikwenze,” usho kanje emsakazweni weqembu.

Umbuzo usalokhu ungaphenduliwe njengoba i-Red Bull iphume endaweni yokuqala neyesibili e-Imola ngeSonto.

UVerstappen akakaze evezwe ehluliwe. Bekungamangazi ngesikhathi ewina umjaho wakhe wokuqala we-kart ehlula ayencintisana nabo abaneminyaka eyishumi nanye ubudala – ngesikhathi eneminyaka eyisikhombisa.

Ngesikhathi ethuthela kwi-karting ephezulu njengomuntu oneminyaka engu-13 ubudala futhi ngokushesha waqala ukuwina imiqhudelwano, uyise uJos Verstappen wanquma ukuzinikela ngokuphelele emsebenzini kaMax osemncane.

UMax waba ngumshayeli omncane kunabo bonke owake waba kwi-F1 eneminyaka engu-17 ku-Australian Grand Prix ngo-2015, ehlezi edlula ozakwabo eqenjini kuwo wonke amaqembu ayeqhudelana kuwo.

Ngesikhathi ewina isikhundla sakhe sokuqala se-F1 pole ngo-2019 kwi-Hungarian Grand Prix, owayengumpetha uNico Rosberg wathi i-Mercedes inemoto esheshayo.

“Ukushayela nokuzimisela kwakhe uVerstappen kumenze wanqoba isicoco,” esho.

ULewis Hamilton (37) ubhekene nobunzima ngokwefilosofi. Uthe ngemuva kwempelasonto enyantisayo yakwa-Mercedes: “Asikalungi kahle kulo nyaka. Lesi isimo esibhekene naso kodwa wonke umuntu ubheke phansi futhi wonke umuntu usebenza ngokuzikhandla.”

Ugcizelele ukuthi akanazo izinhlelo zokuyeka i-Mercedes kusenesikhathi kwinkontileka yakhe.

Umbuzo mayelana nokuthi ngubani umshayeli womjaho ohamba phambili kunabo bonke abake baba khona ulokhu uvele njalo yize igama likaVerstappen selishiwo kuleyo ngxube.

Ingxoxo yonke kufanele ichithwe, kodwa okuthakazelisayo, nokho, indlela ama-greats ayisingatha ngayo impumelelo kanye nokwehluleka phakathi neminyaka. Ezinsukwini zokuqala zomqhudelwano we-F1, uJuan Manuel Fangio, uJim Clark kanye noJackie Stewart babehlezi benesizotha njengompetha futhi abakaze babhekane nobunzima ngempela (kwithrekhi).

Eminyakeni eyalandela ompetha baba ngamaqili. Ngisho noMichael Schumacher, umdlali weqembu lokugcina, wazabalaza ukugcina isimo sakhe sengqondo futhi wayethukuthela kakhulu ngezinye izikhathi.

U-Ayrton Senna, ongakaze abe ngumdlali weqembu, akazange akwazi ukudlala kahle uma izinto ziba nzima.

Kukhona isiqeshana sengxoxo phakathi kukaSenna nochwepheshe wakwa-Williams. Uchwepheshe uyabuza: “Ingabe imoto ingaphansi noma iqondisa ngokweqile?”

“Yebo,” kuphendula uSenna, eshiya lo mlisa ezibuza ukuthi yini okufanele ayenze ngaleyo mpendulo.

Uzokwenzani uMax uma izinto ziba zimbi? Mhlawumbe impendulo izofika ngasekupheleni kwalo nyaka, mhlawumbe eminyakeni eyishumi. Kwazi bani? Mhlawumbe izinto azisoze zaba zimbi kulo msubathi osemncane ohamba phambili.

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