Verstappen: ‘Spa? It’s not our favorite weekend ‘

Max Verstappen You know if nothing strange happens this weekend at the Belgium GP F1 2020, in Spa-Francorchamps, should accuse the lack of power of the Honda engine compared to the engine of Mercedes by Lewis Hamiltgon and Valtteri Bottas, their great rivals. Rain (80% chance for Sunday and it could rain on Friday and Saturday) could give the young Dutchman from Red bullBut for now, before looking up at the sky, he doesn’t think this weekend should be one of his favorites of the year despite how much he likes this track.

Therefore, while waiting for a rain that would open many options to end again with the dominance of Hamilton as he did in the second race of Silverstone due to the degradation of the tires that the Englishman had, the Dutch rider focuses on achieving his goal of maintaining second position in the World of Pilots.

After surpassing Bottas in Barcelona, the Dutchman maintains a distance of 6 points (95 from Max to 89 from Bottas) with respect to the Finn, and his great goal is none other than to maintain this advantage or expand it, aware that under normal conditions, Hamilton should be at another level . However, he was also very aware that he will have to suffer on the straights of Spa due to the higher top speed that other possible rivals such as Racing point, also with motor Mercedes.

THE SPA CIRCUIT

“Spa is a bit more of an ‘old school’ track with few loopholes at different points so it’s my favorite, but the last few years have been a bit mixed in terms of performance with Red Bull and nothing is given here. seated. We don’t expect this to be our favorite weekend when it comes to tailoring our package to the circuit design, but we will push our hardest, as we have done in every race, to maximize the result. “

“What I also love about the circuit is that the altitude is constantly changing along the track. You go up and down and there are not too many slow corners, all this is very pleasant to live behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. My favorite corner is Pouhon (Turn 11), it is very fast, but in general it is essential to find the right balance in the three sectors “.

OBJECTIVE, KEEP THE SECOND PLACE

“The objective will be to continue to maintain second place in the drivers and constructors standings, we must try to maintain this momentum because despite the fast straights that allow overtaking, whoever is behind us in qualifying will be very close.”