Max Verstappen: “Canada will be a challenging race for us”

Max Verstappen has revealed that he has suffered no ill-effects from his crash during the Monaco Grand Prix that saw him end in the Saint Devote barriers after hitting the back of Romain Grosjean’s Lotus.

The Dutch teenager had been in contention for a points finish up until that point, but the Scuderia Toro Rosso driver was handed a grid penalty for Montreal for his part in the accident.

“I’m feeling fine now after the unfortunate end to the Monaco Grand Prix and there are no after affects from the crash,” said Verstappen. “

I even spent a day karting afterwards so everything is fine on the physical side.”

Verstappen feels this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix will not play to the strengths of his Toro Rosso and Renault package, but hopes to be able to make the most of what he has to challenge for points on his first visit to the country.

“Canada will be a challenging race for us with its long straights, but I think we can have another strong weekend anyway,” insisted Verstappen.

“It will be the first time for me in Canada and I’ve heard a lot of great things about the circuit, the city and the country so I’m looking forward to it.”