Verstappen needs no extra motivation for 2020: "I always want to win"

17-05-2020 19:20
by GPblog.com
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Verstappen needs no extra motivation for 2020: I always want to win

If Max Verstappen wants to set the record for the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion, he has to take the title this season. Still, the Dutchman doesn't need any more motivation, he simply always wants to win and trusts in the engines of Honda.

Since the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix the life of Verstappen hasn't been very exciting. "I have been home the whole time after that. I have ridden and trained on the simulator. Of course there is also a lockdown in Monaco. In the end I didn't do much else", the driver of Red Bull Racing said in a video interview by the Austrian programme Sport am Sonntag.

Verstappen wants to race again as soon as possible, with possibly the first race on July 5th at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Last year he managed to win the Grand Prix in a surprising way. "I love that circuit, it is of course our home circuit and that motivates me. As a team we have done a good job in terms of strategy, but our car always works well there. If everything is right, you can win the race."

Trust in Honda

It's no secret that 2020 is an important season for Red Bull Racing. Together with Honda as an engine manufacturer, good steps have been taken and the team wants to make Max Verstappen the youngest world champion in the sport, a record still to be set by Sebastian Vettel.

However, the Dutchman doesn't need any extra motivation to give it all in the modified season. "I always want to win, in every season. Of course it is special and extra beautiful if it would happen, but my motivation is to win every race".

"During the winter test the car was very good, everything worked fine. It is always a bit of a wait and see, but the team is very motivated and really wants to go for the title. I have a lot of confidence that we have a strong package with Honda", Verstappen concludes.

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