Max Verstappen engaged with the media in anticipation of the upcoming. Belgian Grand Prix.
As Max Verstappen looked ahead to the approaching weekend’s event, the media inquired about the noteworthy podium incident from the last race in Budapest.
Amid the podium celebrations, runner-up Lando Norris unintentionally shattered the Dutchman’s winner’s trophy, sparking curiosity about Verstappen’s thoughts on the peculiar occurrence.
“The trophy isn’t mine, but the team’s. But we’re getting a new one, so that’s fine. I think the old one is now back at the factory at Milton Keynes. We’ll have to wait for the new one, it takes about six months to make one,” said the Red Bull driver.
Red Bull has embarked on a remarkable journey, setting a new record with an outstanding winning streak of twelve consecutive races. While their success has been undeniable, the double-world champion remains steadfastly focused on pursuits beyond mere records.
Speaking to the media, the two-time world champion remarked: “I just focus on myself and try to win every race. We try to maintain this, we are enjoying the moment.
“It’s a great effort from the whole team. We might have a dominant car, but it’s easy to make a mistake. I’m proud to be part of Red Bull and our achievements.”
“The car isn’t just nice to drive, but also easy to set up. The balance is good, although that can differ per race, or even during a weekend like last week in Budapest. The trick is also to get the tyres in the right operating window and to optimise everything.”
Amidst the impressive performances from both Max Verstappen and the team throughout this season, Max eagerly anticipates the upcoming weekend, highlighted by yet another thrilling sprint race on the horizon.
“I think we’re quick both in the wet and the dry. It looks like it’s going to be quite wet this weekend, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s a great circuit and it would be amazing to win here again.”
Amid claims of his dominance making the sport less exciting, the 25-year-old racer revealed his genuine enjoyment in the thrill of driving solo on the track.
He added: “I like solo races. Maybe that’s not as interesting for the sport, but we try to make the gap to the rest bigger, that’s the goal. I don’t mind having to fight for it, I’ve done that all my life, so I don’t mind if I don’t have to all the time.”