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Jos Verstappen: "Red Bull has moved heaven and earth to become competitive"

  • Published on 02 Nov 2017 09:07
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Max Verstappen's father is confident the 20-year-old has selected a true "top team" to race for through 2020. The young Dutch sensation had been linked with potential moves to Mercedes or Ferrari, but instead extended his stay at Red Bull for the next three years.

And former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, Max's father and co-manager, said he is comfortable with that choice."The team has moved heaven and earth to become more competitive again," Verstappen told Ziggo Sport Totaal.

"When you look at the state of the car at the beginning of the season and how good it is now, that answers the question of what makes a top team," Jos added. "And all the changes made fit wonderfully with Max's driving style, which is noticeable on the stopwatch," he said.

Verstappen snr, who raced for teams including Benetton and Minardi, also thinks Max can end the 2017 season on a high. "In Brazil we hope for a little rain," he smiled, "and then Max can show what he can do, as he managed last year. I guess in qualifying the other top teams will be a little stronger, but in the race Red Bull should be able to keep up," said Jos. (GMM)

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  • kngrthr

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    well there's no heaven so that was easy....

    as for the earth...give me a long enough lever and a place to stand

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    • Nov 2 2017 - 10:24
  • True and RB did amazing job securing him as he'd have been offered big bucks from Ferrari and Mercedes so was an achievement in itself RB signing him as Ferrari would surely have offered more way more cash, but Jos and Max stayed loyal to RB which is nice......

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    • Nov 2 2017 - 11:36

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