Formula 1: Verstappen senses Mercedes deception – “It’s always like that”
It’s time again! The cars of formula 1 are allowed to roll over the asphalt again.
There were a few surprises during the first tests in Bahrain. Mercedes, the great dominator in the formula 1, weakened. World champion Max Verstappen does not want to be blinded by it.
Formula 1: Verstappen with a wish – “The main thing is that we laugh next week”
In the end he was twice the fastest. During the first test drives in Bahrain, Max Verstappen shows his old strength. Meanwhile, parts of the competition around Lewis Hamilton had to deal with problems. The Briton even denied competitiveness afterwards (The West reports). Verstappen leaves all this cold.
“The main thing is that we laugh next week. That’s much more important,” motorsport.com quotes the world champion as saying. Verstappen is reacting to the happy faces at Red Bull. It’s always hard to say who’s the fastest.”
Verstappen remains calm because of Hamilton
So the young driver should also remember the previous season. Similar to this year, Mercedes got off to a rocky start. Even then, the Silver Arrows were about a second behind Verstappen. In the end, they drove to victory at the season opener. When asked about the problems of the competition, Verstappen only says: “It’s always like that”.
Then he becomes clear: “If a team is fast or everyone expects a team to be fast, then it means: No, we are definitely not the favourites! And if things are going well a week later, then suddenly it says: We turned it around completely in one week. This was not normal, incredible work. Thanks to everyone at the factory!”
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Instead of the competition, the Red Bull driver prefers to focus on himself. Regarding the controversial discussions about the side boxes and the rear-view mirror on the Mercedes vehicle, Verstappen says: “That’s not my problem. I have to make sure that we do a good job ourselves.” In the end, according to him, only one thing is important: “With these new cars, the most important thing is the development rate during the season,” he explains.
For a Formula 1 star there is a severe setback before the start of the season. He missed all days of testing in Bahrain. All information here! (fp)