The Hindu Editorial Analysis: 12th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis:

The Hindu is now synonymous with civil services aspirants. What brought on this cult readership?

We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

Nothing left to chance.

  • Max Verstappen made his name in the history books when he won the japanese grand prix at Suzuka on Sunday and became the second time formula one champion.
  • F1 racing is becoming popular, especially after the 2021 season in which Verstappen secured his maiden title on the last lap of the last race of the year in Abu Dhabi.
  • However,last year’s season finale was shrouded in controversy over how the Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) which is a sports governing body, conducted the race in which its wrongful implementation of its own rules made Verstappen to overtake the Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and win the title.
  • Despite his honest race, Verstappen was not seen as the genuine winner.
  • In 2022,the red bull racing driver left no scope for such doubts by producing one of the most dominant title campaigns the sport has seen.
  • The 25 years old man from Netherlands has won 12 out of 18 races so far and finished on the podium in two other races to seal the title with four rounds still left in the year.
  • Verstappen was brought up to become a formula one world champion as blessed with his genes, his father Jos is a former F1 driver and his mother Sophie Kumpen an accomplished racer in karts.
  • In his initial years,he was prone to making mistakes ,often too aggressive and at times his driving bordered on the dangerous.
  • However over the last four years, Verstappen has matured to strike a balance by cutting out his errors without decreasing his speed and aggression.
  • In races in Hungary, Belgium and Italy where he often started from middle of the pack, Verstappen was circumspect on the opening laps to fashion a spectacular win from lowly grid positions.
  • Verstappen is now the 17th member of an elite club of drivers to have won the multiple titles.
  • If his team Red Bull can continue to give him competitive machinery over the next few years,this could be the start of the Verstappen era in Formula one.

Practice Questions:

  • Why is Verstappen blessed with his genes?
  • Which governing body had wrongfully interpreted his own rules?
  • Discuss the whole journey of Verstappen for years.
  • Verstappen is now the member of which club?

Important Vocabs:

  • Interpret- decode, explain,illustrate etc.
  • Shrouded- to cover or hide something.
  • Circumspect- thinking carefully before doing something as you think it might get wrong.
  • Podium- a small platform for a speaker , performer etc.
  • Spectacular- very impressive to see.

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