In Sao Paulo, a race weekend with a sprint format will once again be used for the Brazilian GP. Verstappen expects a challenging and difficult race weekend.
“We didn’t have a great race weekend here last year. The sprint format makes it difficult to get it right every time next weekend,” Verstappen looked ahead to the race weekend in Sao Paulo, according to his official website. “We have one free training to ensure that we are in a better position than last year. Tire wear is quite high here, and the adjustment required for the slow corners is not really the strongest point of our car. We will see.”
Verstappen is then asked if he has fond memories of the Brazilian GP.
“I have some nice memories, such as the rain race in 2016. That was in typical Brazilian style with changing weather conditions that made the race special. Of course, my first victory here was also a great moment. Although there could have been one more,” Verstappen said with a smile, referring to the 2018 race in which Esteban Ocon hit Max Verstappen as the driver behind.
“The track doesn’t have many bends, but the inner part is quite technical. I enjoy being here, and the support and passionate fans are always great. Hopefully, we have a good weekend.”