Red Bull are raring to for the season opener at Austria this week. And Max Verstappen believes they have it in them to fight off Mercedes’ title domination.
Max Verstappen is focused, and ready to challenge Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for the Driver’s and Constructors’ Championships this season.
Verstappen finished an impressive third last season, behind the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
He feels Mercedes are the team to beat yet again, and is ready to take on them.
Max Verstappen on Mercedes being the main rival
“One thing I know for sure is that we will do everything we can to fight for the title,” said Verstappen. “Mercedes are still the ones to beat, because they have been the dominant team for so long now.
“They are still very strong and will be hard to beat but as a team we learnt a lot over the last year and I really think that we are stronger.
Something tells me Mercedes will sign Max Verstappen when Lewis Hamilton retires.
Verstappen is almost a finished product. He is fast and is now making fewer mistakes. Soon he will be like Hamilton: fast with no mistakes. pic.twitter.com/Kr0GJuGJCz
— ” (@WelsWG) June 29, 2020
“We’ve got some good races coming up this season, so I will of course try to close that gap and hopefully we can make it difficult for them, it will be a good challenge to try and beat them.”
Red Bull Ring brings good memories for Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen has won his last two races at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, and when asked if he would like a hat trick, he went a few steps further: “I would prefer to win a Championship! “I never consider myself the favourite because actually when you look at the track it’s not even our best track, but last year, of course, it was very warm. We were really good with keeping the engine cooling down.
“So I don’t expect it to be an easy win, I think Mercedes again will be very strong. Who knows where Ferrari will be as well, so no, it will be a very hard and tough battle again to win that race, but we’re going to try.”