Verstappen believes “it was a good result but we have to work hard to improve”

19-03-2019 15:14
by Louis Shaw
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Verstappen believes “it was a good result but we have to work hard to improve”

Max Verstappen had a very successful start to his 2019 season and his relationship with Honda. Red Bull's new engine supplier managed to get the Red Bull on the podium, something with few would have predicted that they would achieve so early in the season. Verstappen is pleased with the result but admits that he is a bit worried about the gap to the Mercedes. 

“I think in terms of speed we had throughout the race, it was again a very good step forward to last year,” Verstappen said to crash.net. “If I just compare top speeds against the other two top teams, so I’m very pleased for that.

“Also, in general, the engine has been performing really well, without any issues. So, that is also very important. I guess time will tell if we can fight for top spot.

“In general, just very pleased, because I could at least have a go at it, in terms of top speed. Good progress and there are a lot of positive things coming as well, and so far we have been working really well together. Very pleased with that.”

It is clear to see that the relationship Red Bull has with Honda is immediately better than the one that they had with Ferrari and they will hope that this allows them to gain speed and try and catch the Mercedes. 

“I think Valtteri was very far ahead still,” he said. “It was a good result but we have to work hard to improve.”

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