Verstappen: ''Had a chance for more than the podium''

22-09-2020 10:05 | Updated: 22-09-2020 11:20
by GPblog.com
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Verstappen: ''Had a chance for more than the podium''

Max Verstappen is on his way to the Russian Grand Prix again with good courage after two DNF's in a row. The Dutchman had expected more from this season, but is still fighting hard to get as much as possible out of this Formula 1 season.

Verstappen looks forward again

‘’I think it was good for everyone in the Team to have a weekend off but I’m looking forward to getting back to racing, especially after not actually doing a lap in the race at Mugello. It is of course not nice leaving a race weekend in that way, especially when I think we had a good chance of more than just a podium but we have to put that behind us’’, says Verstappen in the preview of Red Bull.

‘’We have of course discussed the issues as a Team and everybody is working in the same direction and trying to fight for every possibility in every single race that we can. I think we made some positive steps with the car at Mugello and it was of course good to see Alex on the podium for the first time. We won’t stop fighting for wins and podiums.’’

Are you going to go to the stage now?

In Russia, however, Verstappen is returning to a job that was not so favourable to him in the past. The Dutchman has never been on the podium in Sochi, but in 2019 he did fight back from ninth place to fourth position. ‘’It’s not going to be easy in Sochi and it has not been a favourite for us with a lot of long straights and the competition behind will be close.’’

‘’The track is pretty unique as most of the corners are 90 degrees which we don’t usually experience. So we need to make sure we get the set-up just right, especially for certain slow corners to maximise the exit before the straights. It’s also not the easiest place to overtake, but let’s hope this weekend I won’t need to do too much overtaking and that we can get a good result'’, concludes the driver of Red Bull Racing.

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