Max Verstappen not bothered by starting at the back in Monza

03-09-2019 09:32
by Bobby Vincent
F1 News
Max Verstappen not bothered by starting at the back in Monza

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen is not fussed about potentially starting at the back of the grid for the upcoming Italian Grand Prix at the weekend.

Honda introduced their new Spec 4 engine at Spa over the weekend, with Alex Albon and Daniil Kvyat both using the new engine, and both starting at the back of the grid as a result.

It has not been confirmed yet, but it is expected that Verstappen will do the same this weekend and he will take a grid penalty as a result, but the Dutch driver is unfazed by the prospect.

"I think it (being at the back) can be alright to overtake," Verstappen said to Motorsport.com. "Nothing is confirmed yet about an engine penalty, but even if you start from the back, I don't think it's a big deal.

"We all know Ferrari is going to be really quick there, and if you start from the back you probably won't catch the top four. Everything behind that I think it's possible to catch up with."

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