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Formula-1 Driver Max Verstappen Solves the Rubik’s Cube and Sails Lake Balaton Ahead of Hungarian Grand Prix

Fanni Kaszás 2018.07.27.

Belgian-Dutch Max Verstappen, Red Bull’s Formula-1 race driver, warmed up by taking part in a grand Hungarian tradition by solving the Rubik’s Cube – otherwise known as a Hungaricum. Ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Verstappen enjoyed a short history lesson and sailed across Lake Balaton as well.

Like David Coulthard, Dany Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, Verstappen also piloted an RB8 through the closed streets of downtown Budapest during the sixth Nagy Futam (Great Race) on May 1st; he also tried his hand at Hungary’s most famous invention, the Rubik’s cube. Márk Járai, singer of Hungarian band Halott Pénz, helped him solve the puzzle. The Formula-1 driver toured St. Stephen’s Basilica, and also enjoyed a breathtaking view of the city while visiting one of the capital’s amazing rooftop bars.

In the following video, Verstappen–who premiered as the sport’s youngest race driver in 2005–explains the Hungarian capital’s history, food and inventions as well as a miniature track guide to the Hungarian GP:

Outside Budapest, Verstappen also experimented with extreme sailing on the beautiful Lake Balaton along with fellow Red Bull pilot Daniel Ricciardo. They met with Olympic, European and World champion sailors, Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher; the pair plans to compete at the 50th Kékszalag long-distance regatta – Europe’s biggest around-the-lake sailing race: