Although Max Verstappen has been admired a lot by the F1 fanatics all around the world for his skill set. There is one thing, he has still not fetched in his F1 journey and this is a F1 Title. But the Red Bull Driver has been low-key about his desire as in a recent interview he states being realistic about 2021 F1 Title Chances. Verstappen hopes to make life difficult for the reigning champions, Mercedes.
The 10-time race winner will have his fourth different team mate in as many years, with Sergio Perez – who took his maiden victory in Bahrain last year – joining to replace Alex Albon, with the duo getting their first taste of the RB16B at Silverstone during a shakedown previously this week.
Max Verstappen hopes to make life difficult for Mercedes in 2021 F1 Season
“We don’t know yet, to be honest,” said Verstappen of Red Bull’s title chances as quoted by Formula 1. “I am always very realistic and it makes no sense to talk about stuff now. We have to go to Bahrain and look at it there, and at the first race, and see if we succeeded or not. We know where we want to be and where we want to get to and that’s what we now need to try and realise.”
He added, “I just don’t want to hype things up. I want to stay low key and focus on our job. We should do the talking on the track, not next to the track. That’s what I prefer.”
“We always want to score with two cars as high as possible,” said Verstappen. “Let’s see if that is going better this year. That’s the goal, what we all want, to make it a bit more difficult for Mercedes – they must be the favourites still. Let’s see how everything goes.”
“People always talked about the rear-end being so twitchy, I think it’s just general grip we were lacking a bit. Also, we were a bit down on power. We know that – there’s no secret behind it, you can see it.
“So, we worked a lot with Honda throughout the winter. It’s all looking promising but it doesn’t make sense now to hype it all up. First, it’s more important to get to the track in Bahrain and try to do the best amount of learning we can on the car and the engine to optimize everything.”