Two-time world champion, Max Verstappen has reassured his competitors that he will return to top form at Suzuka next weekend following his fifth-place finish in Singapore.
The reigning world champion had a challenging start to the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, facing difficulties with his Red Bull car during practice sessions and qualifying.
Despite starting the race from P11, Verstappen made a strong start and gained positions in the early laps.
Logan Sargeant’s crash triggered an early safety car, forcing Verstappen and Perez to stay out on the track with little hope of improvement.
Despite unfavourable circumstances during their pit stops, Verstappen showcased resilience and finished fifth. His position improved thanks to George Russell’s last-lap misfortune.
Speaking to Sky Sports post-race, Max Verstappen commented: “We had some bad luck with the Safety Cars as well. The first one was at the wrong point and also the second one came at the wrong point for us.
“So a bit of a shame. I had fun in the second stint. We were quite quick on the medium compound.”
Max Verstappen was then questioned regarding his prospects of making a comeback in Japan and its implications for his competitors.
“I think we will be quick in Suzuka. It’s not my problem, it’s their worries!” said the Dutch driver.