“Long way to go”: Max Verstappen aware of title fight still being alive

After securing a 19 points lead with only 4 races to go, is Max Verstappen the new world champion?

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Red Bull’s ace Dutchman, Max Verstappen became the first ever driver in the history of the sport to register three wins against his name in Mexican Grand Prix. Even after Mercedes secured a front row lockout, Verstappen ensured that he made his P3 count as he overtook Valtteri Bottas on the very first turn. As a result of which he has extended his lead in the Constructor’s Standings by 19 points against Lewis Hamilton. 

Moreover, Red Bull have closed their gap in the Constructor’s Standings to only 1 point after Sergio Perez became the first ever homeboy to secure a podium at Mexican GP.  

What was opinionated by Max Verstappen after Mexican GP win? 

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

“To come here having Checo as a team-mate coming in Mexico is amazing but even before and that the fans have been incredible,” Verstappen commented after his win as quoted by GPBlogs

Verstappen and Perez
Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

The most important moment of Sunday was the start. “It was nice three wide and then you just try and brake as late as you can. Kept it on track and went from third to first and I could just focus on my race,” Max Verstappen added.  

Verstappen is now 19 points ahead in the world championship, but he doesn’t want to relax yet. There are still four very important Grands Prix to go. “Still a long way to go but it’s looking good. It can still turn around quickly.”  

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