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Verstappen hoping for rain next weekend in Brazil

  • Published on 04 Nov 2017 15:25
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Max Verstappen admits that he is hoping for rain at next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Last year, the Dutchman produced a sensational drive in appalling conditions, coming from outside the points to third place in the final handful of laps.

The 20-year-old has been enjoying plenty of success recently, winning two of the previous four races. With Red Bull's progress taking them to the front in the latter stages of the season, Verstappen is hoping for another strong result in Interlagos.

"We are looking for another strong performance at Interlagos following a really fun race in the wet last year," he reflected. "I really enjoyed 2016, there were some great battles and overtakes which resulted in a hard earned podium.

"I also had a big moment near pit lane entry which was a close call, I managed to save it and carry on to achieve a good result.As you would expect I’m hoping for another damp race weekend as I don’t think we can be as competitive there in the dry, especially with the elevation changes on the straight, it is not our strongest point."

Verstappen is also looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere at Sao Paulo, claiming that the fans seated around the track are very vocal and passionate: "Being such a narrow starting grid you often end up really close to the grandstand which is a pretty unique and exciting experience.

"The Brazilian fans are so passionate and vocal so it is always special to feel the atmosphere from the crowd before the start. I think the history of F1 in Brazil means it has a massive following and this is clear to see across the race weekend."
 

Fergal Walsh

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  • blade

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    Max and Lewis - battle is on ! Max will do well to win it -there's only one master in the wet and that's LH.

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    • Nov 4 2017 - 17:59
    • Driving in front in the wet is always a lot easier. I'm curious how he will drive behind a other car in the wet.

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      • Nov 5 2017 - 09:59

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