After failing to finish last weekend’s United States Grand Prix, Max Verstappen heads to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the Mexican Grand Prix eager to improve on his ninth place finish of 2015.
Verstappen was in contention for a top five finish last week but pulled off the track with a gearbox problem, which caused a virtual safety car that ultimately cost team-mate Daniel Ricciardo a podium, but the Dutch teenager will be looking for a return to the podium this weekend.
The Red Bull Racing driver believes this year’s event will be even quicker than the debut race at the revived circuit within Mexico City, and is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere that is boosted by the immense support from the Mexican fans.
“The circuit in Mexico is interesting, it’s still really new, they had only just finished it when we went there in 2015,” said Verstappen. “Hopefully when we go there this year the grip will have improved and the lap times will be faster.
“The fans are really passionate in Mexico, a lot came to the race last year so it will be good to see them out in force again this year. Last year I didn’t get any chance to look around at all, I want to taste some authentic food and see some sights this year.”