He was asked about his chances of becoming a world champion. He gave them a sobering answer. Max Verstappen has no clue about how he was able to break in between the two Mercedes – in general and on the championship points table as well.
The Dutchman was asked what he expects for the rest of the season and what he thinks his chances are. Even the interviewer himself was surprised by the answer:
“I think it’s unnecessary to talk about dreams of becoming the world champion, it’s already a kind of miracle that we are in second place. Knowing their pace, they should both be ahead of me in the championship, it’s incredible that I’m ahead of Valtterri. The Mercedes is jauntily faster than us, while we outperform ourselves, squeeze everything out of our car. This is how we are capable of this performance. By this I don‘t mean that I am dissatisfied, on the contrary. But let’s not forget that I’m/we’re not here in Formula 1 for second and third places, we want to win!
For the time being, we afraid that this is not going to happen now, we are not yet able to make a real chance on our own. To do this, they need to have a bad day or we need to find something very extra. The race track in Spa is typically about motor power, so I don’t expect too much from ourselves here. In any case, we will fight, we’ll do our best, and wait for the rebound, but in the meantime we are working hard to get ahead of them from our own power.” – said Verstappen, who is preparing for his second home race without spectators with Red Bull Racing.
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