Max Verstappen has even more in store: ‘Still a surprise’ | Motorsport


The Red Bull driver, who booked his ninth Grand Prix victory in England, asked his engineer Gianpiero Lambiase, among other things, whether he had properly hydrated during the race and whether he was disinfecting his ‘sweaty hands’. A race in Barcelona is scheduled for this weekend.

When asked whether he has already come up with some new messages for the on-board radio, Verstappen replies: “That remains a surprise, but I think we should continue with it,” said the 22-year-old Dutchman, who during the race also quickly said that he did not want to keep driving behind the Mercedes drivers like a granny. “I didn’t think about it beforehand, but just came out when I was driving and wanted to push.”

It will be warm again next weekend in Barcelona. Tire supplier Pirelli is already predicting the toughest race ever for the rubber at the Circuit de Catalunya, which normally takes place in the spring.

“We will see how competitive we are compared to Mercedes and how the temperatures have an impact on everyone,” said Verstappen.

“Just like Silverstone, the circuit in Barcelona is also quite heavy on the tires, so I don’t know exactly how they last in the heat. Much is still uncertain, as we normally race there earlier in the year. In any case, I’m really looking forward to it and after last weekend’s victory I’m excited to be back on track. ”

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