Max Verstappen: ‘I am happy that we could split the Mercedes’


“I am glad that we could split the Mercedes,” the Dutchman repeated his words that he had also said over the on-board radio. Valtteri Bottas won the race, but due to a penalty for Lewis Hamilton, the Briton had to tolerate Verstappen.

At the start things threatened to go wrong for Verstappen, but with a good evasive maneuver he saved his race. “I had little grip on the inside. It was interesting the first two corners, luckily I got through well. ”

Max Verstappen is having a party.

Max Verstappen is having a party.

Verstappen did it with one pit stop in Sochi. He beat his team in just 1.9 seconds. “We were a bit slow on the medium tires. We were a lot more competitive on the hard tire. I drove my own race and did everything I could. I am very happy with second place, especially after two races in which I did not make it to the finish ”, the number three concluded in the battle for the world title. At Monza and Mugello, problems with his car prevented a decent race from Verstappen.

Also view the results and the standings in the battle for the world title in Formula 1.

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