Marko opportunistic: 'Max has already won four of his five home races'

12-11-2021 15:14
by GPblog.com
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Marko opportunistic: 'Max has already won four of his five home races'

Max Verstappen can consider quite a few races as 'home'. Not only does he have real home races at Zandvoort and Spa-Francorchamps, but the Brazilian Grand Prix also has a special place in the Dutchman's heart. Red Bull Racing chief Helmut Marko believes that Verstappen can make a run at winning the world title in Brazil.

Verstappen was able to extend his lead over title rival Lewis Hamilton to nineteen points, but he's not counting himself rich just yet. Marko agrees that they will continue to go for the win. "We will continue to drive aggressively for the win," the Austrian stated in conversation with Sport24.

Statistically good chance for Verstappen win

Marko does count on another strong weekend for Red Bull, in part due to the engine advantage the team seems to have over Mercedes due to the altitude. "Our engine works better here than Mercedes'," the consultant notes. "As it stands, the chances are good."

For Verstappen, the Brazilian Grand Prix is a special one, for which he even unveiled a special helmet. "Actually, Max has five home races, of which he has won the first four this season," Marko notes. Statistically, then, the odds are indeed good.

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