Verstappen: “I am calm, there is no room for error” – F1 Piloti – Formula 1

In Jeddah, on an unprecedented track for Formula 1, Max Verstappen will have his first career opportunity to become world champion. A more arithmetic than real chance for the Dutchman, who by winning the race should hope for a placement by Lewis Hamilton below sixth place. A fictional Formula 1 scenario taking into consideration the last two races, in which the Englishman’s W12 seemed to be undoubtedly the fastest single-seater on the track. The young talent from Red Bull, however, does not seem to want to change his approach for the Saudi weekend for any reason.

Presenting the weekend, Verstappen did not even touch the subject of the possible title won in advance, but showing his usual calm. “I am calm – said the Dutchman, on the eve of the first of the two most important races of his still young career – I know that I will always try to do the best I can. Then we will find out where we end up. Nothing has been decided yet and we are all ready for the challenge. There is still a lot to compete and we will give our all, that’s for sure. It will be an exciting season finale “. Returning to what happened in Losail, # 33 reiterated that he was satisfied with having limited the damage. “It didn’t go too bad and not too good either – added Verstappen – I was surprised by the overtaking possibilities. The start was good and it had to be like that after the penalty. But we still lacked a bit of pace compared to the Mercedes “.

This negative trend for Red Bull, in the opinion of many, is likely to be confirmed in Saudi Arabia. “I ran on the simulator and it seems like a very fast track – commented Verstappen – so there is no room for errors. Of course, there will always be some unknown because we have never driven there yet. It will be interesting and I am looking forward to this challenge. It was fun to go to new tracks again this year “he concluded.


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