Verstappen qualified fourth for the race under the lights but was able to undercut Lewis Hamilton and finish third behind both Ferrari drivers. It was his highest finish since F1 returned fro, the summer break and his first podium since he came second at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Verstappen admitted there were plenty of positives to take from a race where overtaking is so hard but revealed they were hoping for more.
"Of course we always want to win but finishing on the podium and gaining one place on a track where you can’t really overtake is positive," Verstappen said reflecting on the race.
"It’s true that we came here hoping for more but this is still a good result for us, especially with the pace that the others had yesterday in qualifying. Most of the race was about managing the pace to keep the tyres alive and luckily that worked out for me.
"Charles was managing his tyres out front and the pace was pretty slow but that kept everyone really close and allowed me to get the undercut on Lewis."