"Tracks in Belgium and Italy are made for Ferrari, but Singapore is different"

13-09-2019 14:40
by Matt Gretton
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Tracks in Belgium and Italy are made for Ferrari, but Singapore is different

Charles Leclerc and Ferrari have dominated the two races which followed Formula 1's summer break, but Jos Verstappen expects that to suddenly change at the Singapore Grand Prix. 

As a result of those back-to-back race wins, Leclerc is now ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the F1 world championship. Meanwhile, Max Verstappen experienced a DNF and a P8 as a collision in each of the races hampered his results significantly. 

Fitted with the new-spec Honda engine and a car which suits a tight street circuit, Jos Verstappen believes things will be different when the cars return to the track next weekend. 

"That was to be expected. The routes in Belgium and Italy were made for Ferrari. But in Singapore, everything looks very different again. There we were already strong last year," Verstappen told Ziggo Sport's Peptalk show. 

"Maybe the engine will be changed again so that Max can strike in Suzuka. Then we travel to Mexico, where he is always strong, in Texas and Brazil, I trust him too much. Now come our tracks.

Verstappen was closing in on Hamilton ahead of the summer break, but the flying Dutchman must now negotiate a 99 point gap if continues to hold hopes of winning the world championship. 

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