Max Verstappen continued his great form after taking victory in Hungary last weekend. Now he has an advantage of 80 points, and it will be increasingly difficult for the others to approach him. Engine issues in qualifying were a big problem for him, and the Dutch was disappointed.
Verstappen emphasized that he does not want such things anymore. He is happy about his result, but he doesn't want to be too much in the stars considering that it is not over yet. “Of course, it’s a great lead,” Verstappen said after the race in Hungary, as quoted by motorsport.
“But we cannot have too many days like we had [on Saturday]. And even [in the race] we had a few little issues with the clutch and the upshifts, which was not great to drive. “Overall, of course, it's good, but we just keep on working, keep on trying to improve things”.
Christian Horner on Max Verstappen and Red Bull
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is also of the same opinion as Max Verstappen. Nothing is over yet, there are many races left and each one will be equally important in the fight for the title.
Mercedes and Ferrari are the biggest competitors, but it seems that they are far from Red Bull in terms of quality at the moment. However, no one should be written off in advance. “It's a great way to sign off into the summer break, but [there is] still a lot of racing to go,” Horner said.
“Ferrari are quick, Mercedes are coming back into the game. There's still a long, long way to go in this championship, plus a sprint race. “So we don't take anything for granted. There's still a lot of racing to do.
And they're very different venues”. Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher hold the record of 13 wins in one season. Many wonder if Max Verstappen will be able to break that record. He currently has 8 wins, and it is not impossible for him to break the record, but he still has a long way to go.
There are still nine races left, the competition is great, and Max doesn't want to bother too much with numbers. “I don't know, we’ll of course try to win as many as we can in the remaining races we have,” said Verstappen.
“But of course, more importantly, we have to keep the lead in the championship. That's, of course, what we have to try and secure”.