F1: Max Verstappen: ‘We were slower than the Mercedes’

The dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), third this Sunday in the Styrian Grand Prix, the second in the Formula One World Championship, again on the Austrian circuit owned by his team, declared after the race that he tried, but that they were “slower than the Mercedes

“I tried, but we were slower,” said Verstappen, 22, after getting out of the car, that if he succeeded in dethroning the six-time English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), he would become the youngest winner of the event in all of history. .

“I threw everything I could, but it was not enough for more,” commented ‘Mad Max’, who four years ago became the youngest winner of a Formula race when he won the Spanish Grand Prix in Montmeló (Barcelona). One of all time, which this Sunday started second on the Spielberg circuit.

“I defended myself as far as I could against (the Finnish Valtteri) Bottas (Mercedes, who was second, after passing him with four laps to go) and that was the most fun part of the race; the rest was more boring,” he said.

“We still have a lot of work to do. We will see what happens next weekend in Hungary,” said Verstappen after finishing third in the Styrian Grand Prix.