Max Verstappen wants to deliver the "best performance possible" for Japanese fans!

07-10-2019 13:00
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Max Verstappen wants to deliver the best performance possible for Japanese fans!

Max Verstappen says that he and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing are keen to put on the best show they possibly can in Japan, the home of engine supplier Honda.

Fernando Alonso's 'GP2 engine' radio message when McLaren had Honda engines is still fresh in the memory of Honda and the Japanese fans, so they would love a strong result from Verstappen to erase those memories.

Honda's first year with Red Bull Racing has been a relatively successful one, with Verstappen picking up two wins and four other podium finishes.

The 22-year old said: “The Japanese fans are very passionate about the sport and it’s always great to see so many of them at the track supporting us, but this year’s Japanese Grand Prix will be even more special as we are with Honda for their home race.

"We’ve had some great results with Honda already this year and it won’t be easy at Suzuka but we will of course deliver the best performance possible for the Japanese fans.”

“I’m really looking forward to going back to Suzuka as it’s a special place for me. I made my Formula One debut there in a practice session when I had just turned 17 and it’s a memory I’ll never forget.

"I’ve had a lot of good results at Suzuka with second and third place podiums but never a win, so obviously we would love to go one step higher.”

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