Max’s father Jos Verstappen commented on the outcomes of the race in Abu Dhabi and instructed what he expects from his son’s new associate subsequent yr.
Jos Verstappen: “The qualification in Abu Dhabi was extremely attention-grabbing, and I hoped Max had an excellent begin, as a result of Purple Bull Racing didn’t all the time begin nicely. Every little thing went nicely within the race, and I relaxed a bit.
The security automotive gave the opponents an opportunity to get forward of Max. Then again, due to him, Mercedes couldn’t get forward of Max because of an earlier pit cease. If Bottas drove into the pits, Verstappen additionally needed to make a pit cease to remain forward. However due to the security automotive, Mercedes could not do it.
If on the finish of the race he stated that it was doable to scale back the engine velocity, then it was straightforward for him. The race was not essentially the most attention-grabbing, however I appreciated it, as a result of my son received it. If subsequent yr he begins the season in addition to he completed this yr, he could have an opportunity to combat for the title.
We had been hoping that Max will combat for the title this yr. However after a few races, it grew to become clear what to anticipate from the season. It may have been higher, however Max did nicely. He continuously participated within the battle and proved that he is among the finest. However to win the title, the whole lot else should even be executed proper.
Max had a too sluggish automotive from the beginning – Purple Bull Racing ought to give him a quicker automotive. The group is aware of their weaknesses and tries to repair them. And Max has turn out to be a fairly robust rival and continues to progress. Now he wants a automotive, driving which he can show it.
I do not know who can be Max’s associate subsequent yr. I have never heard from the group but. However I hope that the second driver of Purple Bull Racing can be much less inferior to the associate in velocity, as a result of in some races Max labored alone. I do not know the way good Sergio Perez is. We are going to wait till subsequent yr and see what occurs in the long run. “