Even the 32-point lead doesn’t let Max sleep peacefully Verstappen, who presented the Silverstone weekend with extreme caution. First of all because the rival is a seven-time world champion, then because Lewis in Great Britain Hamilton he will have all the cheering for himself, as well as a track he loves (seven wins out of 15 participations). These are the words of Super Max to the official Red Bull channels.
“Having fans will really make a difference at Silverstone and the British crowd loves motorsport in general which means it’s a special place to race. Last year we did two races without an audience and the atmosphere was missing. It’s an incredible track, but having the fans will make it even better. IS even though I know they will support Hamilton and the British drivers, I like to see the passion they have for all of us. I just hope the race is exciting for them too. As for the season, we started it very well but we have to keep pushing. It will really be a tight fight for the rest of the year, but that’s what makes the season exciting. We were certainly stronger in Austria and our car was very good, but in France we only won with a few laps to go, so the championship is very close, perhaps more so than the ranking makes it seem. There are some tough tracks coming up where Mercedes can be ahead of us, but we have a great team and we are doing everything we can to try and stay ahead.“.
A word also on the absolute novelty of the weekend, the QualificationsSprint: “I am very open to trying them, I really like that we have less free practice before qualifying. But wait, it’s hard to say something we haven’t tried yet. In every race you take calculated risks, especially when you are fighting for a championship, but this race will not define the final result.“.