Verstappen looking forward to testing himself at Silverstone


Can Max Verstappen get his season back on track at Silverstone? Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen is hoping he can improve his fortunes at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, having retired early with technical issues from the last three races in succession.

The Dutchman is looking forward to the increased challenge the 2017 cars should bring to the Silverstone Circuit, which is one of the 19-year-old’s favourite tracks, and as long as his machinery holds out long enough, Verstappen is confident of producing a strong performance on race day.

“With the new cars and regulations I think it will be really physical, so I’m looking forward to testing myself there.

“I always enjoy driving Silverstone and now with the new cars I think Beckett’s and Maggotts are going to be the stand out corners and a bit different than last season.

“Flat out through Copse is also something that gets the heart beating every lap, it’s a unique circuit and one I am always looking forward to on the calendar.”

Last year saw the Dutchman take a brilliant second place on the podium, after a thrilling battle with then Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team driver Nico Rosberg, which included a breath-taking move around the outside of the German at Beckett’s, on what was a drying track, having made short work of a fifteen second gap.

Verstappen will be hoping to recreate that sort of performance again this weekend, and will no doubt have everything crossed that he will finally get to see the chequered flag at the end of the race.