Max Verstappen has been behind Red Bull’s dominance, the 25-year-old is now just one win away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s record of 11 consecutive victories.
However, the Singapore Grand Prix is a notoriously difficult race to win, and anything can happen.
It is unlikely that any team or driver will be able to stop Red Bull’s winning streak in Singapore. The team has been the most consistent all season, and Verstappen is in the form of his life.
Despite this, Toto Wolff dismissed Max Verstappen’s record-breaking run of consecutive wins as “irrelevant” and “for Wikipedia” after the Italian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes team principal argued that the Dutchman’s achievement was not significant because it came during a season in which Red Bull had a clear advantage over the rest of the field.
Verstappen, however, believes that Wolff should be more respectful of his team’s achievements, just as Mercedes was when they were dominant in recent years.
“No, I’m not disappointed in that. They had a pretty s*t race so probably he was still pissed off with their performance,” said the Dutch driver when asked about Wolff’s comments.
“He almost sounds like he’s an employee of our team sometimes. But luckily not.”
“I think it’s just important that you focus on your own team. That’s what we do as well. That’s what we did in the past as well when we were behind them when they were dominating.
“You should be able to appreciate when a team is doing really well which I think we’ve done in the past because it worked also as a kind of inspiration.
“To see someone that dominant was very impressive at the time and we knew that we just had to work harder, try to be better and try to get to that level.
“And now that we are there we’re very happy that we are there and we’re enjoying the moment.”
The Dutchman has never won at the Marina Bay Circuit, and he knows that it will be a difficult task to do so. The track is known for its tight corners and tricky overtaking opportunities, and it is a place where the team with the best race strategy often comes out on top.
However, Verstappen is confident that Red Bull has the pace to win in Singapore. The team has been the strongest all season, and Verstappen is in the form of his life. He will be determined to finally get his first victory at the Marina Bay Circuit.
“I think we just are not as competitive as at other tracks,” he said. The street circuits are a little bit tougher for our car. I still think that we can do a good job, but it will be very tight.”
He added“Normally street circuits, Singapore, it’s always a bit more of a risk, a bit more chaos. But we are here to win and we’ll try to do that.”