Due to the debatable Lewis Hamilton pit spot in Istanbul, Max Verstappen rather saw his way past the finish line with ease, behind Valtteri Bottas. Having taken a 6-point lead in the Driver’s Standings, the Dutchman is not entirely happy. Having performed as well as he could, the Dutchman feels that Red Bull are still slow enough for Mercedes and their ace driver to catch up.
To those who are not aware, Verstappen wasn’t entire comfortable with his challenger. In addition to the wear and tear, he also had a problem with his steering wheel, although Verstappen believes this could also be related to the wear and tear.
What was Opinionated by Max Verstappen?
“It was just really tricky today. You just had to watch the tyres. You couldn’t do one lap at full throttle. It was all about managing. And then sometimes it can fall your way and also someone else’s way. In general I also think Mercedes had the better pace, but I think they were also a bit better with the tyres,” Max Verstappen opens on Ziggo Sport.
“It’s a bit of a nasty race with the wear and tear. You drive all over the canvas of that tyre. But in the end I am happy with that second place,” continued the 24-year-old driver.
“I could have had a harder time if it had been dry. And we’re doing a good job of that. Of course we are first in the championship, but I do think we are a bit too slow. So we do need to work on understanding what we can do even better,” he said.
The white Red Bull the team drove to thank Honda will not return next race, but that is not a problem for ace Dutchman. “Colour doesn’t matter, even if it’s pink. The speed is the same,” Verstappen concluded.