Max Verstappen: “It’s a real drivers’ track”


Max Verstappen - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

On the back of his podium finish at the Red Bull Ring last weekend, Max Verstappen returns to his Red Bull Racing RB11 to face the challenge of the historic Silverstone circuit this weekend, looking for another strong result.

The young Dutchman drove a superb one-stop strategy in Austria last weekend to hold off the challenge of Kimi Raikkonen again, having also done so on his way to victory at the Circuit de Catalunya earlier this season.

Verstappen feels the Silverstone circuit is a challenging one and that when he completes a clean lap it is something to feel good about, especially when he gets the high-speed sections of the lap right such as Copse, Maggots or Becketts.

“Driving at Silverstone feels a little bit like Spa, it’s old-school but also has newly built facilities and modern run-off areas,” said Verstappen. “When you do a really nice, clean lap there it feels pretty special, especially through the fast sections.

“It’s a real drivers’ track there. You arrive to the corners with a lot of speed so it’s very difficult to find the right line and the track is always changing so you have to adapt to the circumstances. It’s very challenging.”