D.despite his absolute dominance in the Austrian GP, Max verstappen has underlined the fact that even when you are the favorite as a driver, it can be difficult to comply at all times.
Verstappen he now has a 32-point advantage over his rival for the Formula 1 title Lewis hamilton, who only managed to finish fourth at the Red Bull Ring, and the Dutchman has already won four of the last five races.
“[It was] amazing to be honest ” Verstappen he said after the race. “The car was on rails.
“I mean, on every set of tires we put on, it was really nice to drive, and yeah, pretty crazy. I’m a little surprised how it went today; I didn’t expect it to be.
“Amazing job from everyone to deliver something like this. Of course when you walk into the weekend, everyone sees you as the favorite, but it’s never easy to always deliver what we did today.”
“A great effort from the whole team and also from Honda. I think the whole package these two weeks, especially here, has been incredible.”
The Austrian GP also saw more than 130,000 fans in a Formula 1 race, with the vast majority dressed in orange as they supported Verstappen.
“I think we improved the car compared to last weekend.” Verstappen additional. “We did a few things to try to make it last a little bit better in the race and I think that showed today.
“And what was really nice to see was that all the fans came back, to see that crowd. We definitely missed that atmosphere on the court, with so many people.”