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Verstappen hoping for more Baku madness

25 April 2019 at 08:08
  • Jake Williams-Smith

Max Verstappen says he is hopeful of another chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix in the hopes of securing an unlikely result.

Red Bull appears to be the third fastest team on the grid once again but with the right external factors at play, Verstappen believes the team could spring a surprise or two this weekend.

Having been involved himself in some of the typical chaos that the Baku City street circuit provides, colliding with then-Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo during the 2018 race, Verstappen admitted that it might take

"It’s always an exciting weekend and a lot of things can happen," he said in the Red Bull race preview.

"It’s a big show and hopefully this year’s race will make for a good story.

“Baku is quite an interesting race because on a street circuit, you usually want to run a lot of downforce.

"Because of the long straights between the corners in Baku, you have to find a bit of a compromise so that means you have quite low grip on the track and you slide around a bit.

"It’s a decent track for overtaking because of the long straight and especially with the DRS zone.

"It’s a lot of fun to drive and especially the castle area. It’s very narrow but also it’s really cool for pictures to look back at!"