Max Verstappen obviously doesn’t expect any chances of winning the title this year despite his two victories in the past three Formula 1 races.
The 21-year-old Red Bull driver from the Netherlands made this clear in an interview with the magazine “Auto Bild Motorsport”.
When asked whether he could achieve his goal of becoming the youngest World Champion with his current team, Verstappen replied: “I still have a year to do it. But it would have to happen next year, because this year Mercedes is too dominant.”
Sebastian Vettel has been the youngest champion in the history of the WRC since his first WRC triumph in 2010 with 23 years and 134 days. Verstappen will be 22 years old on September 30 of this year.
Red Bull had “already taken good steps” by changing their engine partner from Renault to Honda, Verstappen said. That makes him optimistic. He believes he can make it with Red Bull next year. “You can never be one hundred percent sure. Mercedes, too, can never be sure whether they can dominate again next year,” Verstappen said.
In the current standings he is in third place. Through his victories in Austria and last Sunday at the Hockenheimring, Verstappen reduced the gap to Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton at the top to 63 points.
Abiteboul says Hulkenberg has mental issues, will be dropped?
learly, Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul had trouble digesting Nico Hulkenberg’s crash at the German Grand Prix last Sunday.
The Renault driver was fighting for his very first podium, but after a driving error on a wet track, the German went into the wall, retiring from the race. The words chosen by Abiteboul are strong, and are certainly not insignificant in the midst of discussions about the future of German at Renault.
“It’s a tough sport, very tough. We could have had a nice light on a season that is very complicated for us. It could have been very encouraging. Now, honestly, what we need is………….. READ MORE
Renault admits trick DRS increases HP & disclose total power output
You know I hate doing these types of articles, but sometimes a very juicy story appears on my favourite German F1 and Motorport website Auto Motor und Sport, I don’t have time to regurgitate it with my opinion thrown in, so I just translate it for you, the valued TJ13 reader.
In essence, the Renault team have admitted their exact…… READ MORE