Max Verstappen, at the press conference prior to Emilia Romagna GP of F1 2021 in Imola, was positive for what is to come in a season in which he hopes to fight face to face against Lewis hamilton for the title. On Bahrain, Red Bull it seemed to confirm having the fastest car at a turn and a single seater with which Max should be able to fight for the crown. There, the controversy with the track limits and the good race and strategy of Hamilton and Mercedes left Max without the expected victory. However, the Dutchman focuses on looking to the future and, despite acknowledging that the Bahrain “It was a missed opportunity”, he hopes that the great performance of the car shown in the first round of the course will not be a flower of a day and that in the 22 remaining rounds of the World Championship he will have many more chances to get to the top drawer of the podium.
“It was definitely a missed opportunity, but if we have the fastest car then it won’t matter because then we have 22 races to finish in front of them.”.
DO NOT BELIEVE THAT RED BULL IS A FLOWER FOR A DAY
“But we’ll see. Like I said, this is not Bahrain. Maybe it was the only chance, but of course I hope it isn’t. I have a good feeling that it won’t be like this “
“We can definitely do better than what we showed there. But, on the other hand, surely they can also do better (at Mercedes) “.
MAXIMUM EQUALITY BETWEEN RED BULL AND MERCEDES
“I wasn’t really surprised (the Mercedes) were so close in the race. I don’t think they did the perfect lap in qualifying. And they are very close, although sometimes they don’t say it, they are very close “.
HOPE BAHRAIN’S COUNTER TIMES HAVE BEEN SOLVENTED
I had a problem with the differential at the beginning, but it was fixed after a few laps. But that only made me skid a lot in the first few laps. That sure wasn’t very good for the tires because I felt so much better once we put in the other set for the second stint. Then when it was basically getting to Lewis, at some point we had to make some changes due to the engine, which didn’t help top speed. So we definitely could have done a better job. But I am very sure that everything is arranged for this weekend ”.