Max Verstappen: “Going into Spa it should be a great weekend”

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After a good weekend where he finished in eighth last year, Max Verstappen is hopefully of a stronger result this time around at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

The Red Bull Racing driver finished the first half of the 2016 Formula 1 season on the podium in third at the German Grand Prix, meaning both Red Bulls finished on the podium as Daniel Ricciardo took second. Verstappen had a moment with Nico Rosberg after being pushed him off the track but he was able to come back and position himself in third for the Milton Keynes-based outfit.

The Dutch teenager is excited to see all of the Belgian and Dutch fans who will be there at the Belgian Grand Prix to support him.

“It has been a nice relaxing break after a busy start to the summer,” said Verstappen. “I managed to spend some time with my family, get some rest and have a bit of fun.

“Going into Spa it should be a great weekend, there will be a lot of Belgian and also Dutch fans. They are all coming to one of the most famous tracks on the calendar and from the driver’s point of view one of the favourites also. I had a really good weekend there last year so hopefully we can have an even better result this year. 

“Spa is the longest track we go to, I did a track walk last year and it felt long so I will probably use a bicycle this year. Also last year I drove part of the circuit the wrong way for a Live Demo, it was definitely interesting and quite a lot different. Downhill into Eau Rouge was pretty scary, the barriers aren’t made for that but it went well and not many people get the chance to do it.”