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Verstappen EAGER to drive RB20: 'Hopefully no surprises'

Verstappen EAGER to drive RB20: 'Hopefully no surprises'

27 February - 07:30

Max Verstappen is looking forward to the start of the 2024 Formula 1 season. The season will start in Bahrain. Verstappen looks ahead to the start of the season in Bahrain, revealing that he is looking forward to getting into his RB20.

"I am looking forward to the weekend ahead in Bahrain. We had a good few testing days and learned a lot from the car," said the three-time world champion. "Of course, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves and we still need to make sure we do everything right to have a strong first weekend," the Dutchman hinted.

Verstappen hopes no surprises

"Everyone has done plenty of laps here in Bahrain, so hopefully shouldn’t encounter too many surprises in terms of set up direction for the week ahead. All in all, I am excited to get the season underway and start racing again," he said.

During the test days in Bahrain last week, Verstappen impressed in his RB20. On the first day, he immediately set the fastest time, being 1.1 seconds faster than Lando Norris. On day two as well as day three, sessions were interrupted by a drain cover. So the schedule was adjusted considerably.