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Verstappen happy with return of Newey: Wasn't ideal

Verstappen happy with return of Newey: "Wasn't ideal"

21-10-2021 20:08 Last update: 21:17

Max Verstappen is six points ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the World Championship with six Grands Prix to go. Mercedes is seen as the favourite in the United States at the Circuit of the Americas, but Verstappen is determined to fight he stated in the press conference. According to the Dutchman, the focus should be on his own work.

"They made a move, but we can't do anything about that and focus on ourselves," Verstappen said in a conversation to, among others Helmut Marko has already indicated that Red Bull Racing will need to gain time in Texas mainly on the chassis side. The return of Adrian Newey will certainly help.

The top designer was already there in Turkey, but before that he missed three months due to a cycling accident on holiday in Croatia. "It was not ideal. It's a team effort of course, but it was good to see him back in Turkey. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in the coming weeks now that everyone is back," said the 24-year-old driver.

Verstappen most popular driver

Formula 1 today published the results of a large survey completed by more than 150.000 fans. It showed that Verstappen is the most popular driver in the pinnacle of motor sport. He is confronted with it in the press moment. His reaction? "My life is complete now. My goal is achieved, I can retire," laughs Verstappen.

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