Red Bull driver Max Verstappen assures that the triple weekend in a row in the current season could be decisive in the fight for the title, and for him and the team, it is very important that they win these races. Verstappen won his eighth victory of the season at the US Grand Prix, and that was very important to him because he returned to the podium - which he has not done since the Dutch Grand Prix.
The driver of the Austrian team looked back at Mexico from 2017 and 2018 when he came out as the winner on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez track. “I have good memories of racing in Mexico with my two victories. I’m looking forward to race there again, especially since I haven’t been able to travel here for a while.
" "I know we will now have a lot more fans with Checo (Perez) on the team, so I’m looking forward to see everyone on the track, and of course I hope we have a competitive weekend, ”says Verstappen. Mexico is the start of the last triple weekend in a row of the season.
The Dutchman knows that achieving a good result in these three races is crucial in the fight for the title. Priority is given to Mexico and Brazil, the tracks on which Red Bull should have the advantage. Qatar will close a triple weekend in a row for which no one has real information on what it will look like because no one has raced there.
As a result of this, he added: “I’m looking forward to it, and I’m excited, even though I know the triple weekend in a row will be very tiring! It's incredibly important for both me and the team to win the next three races now that we're fighting for the championship.
" “There will be a lot of travel time and time differences, but I look forward to returning to the track in Mexico and Brazil. I am also looking forward to the challenge of racing on the new track in Qatar. ”
MAINTAINING MOMENT FROM THE USA
Verstappen’s win in Austin is a good momentum to upgrade this weekend.
The Dutchman managed to keep a very fast Hamilton, who played it safe with an alternative strategy. That’s why the test in the U.S. was important for boosting the confidence of Red Bull drivers in the latter part of the year.
Thanks to Pérez's podium, the Austrian team won 13 points more than Mercedes. “It was a great feeling to be back on the top step of the podium at the U.S. Grand Prix. The last few races have been pretty tough, with a few penalties for the engine and a few unfortunate moments, so it was definitely a good feeling to be back with Checo next to me, ”he recalled.
“It was a satisfying win, we showed a good pace, so I want to build on that momentum, and it was also very important for the championship to win a lot of points,” concluded Max Verstappen.