Before the start of the weekend in Turkey, Max Verstappen talked about the track in Istanbul Park …
Question What do you expect from the Turkish Grand Prix, from the race on another new track for you?
Max Verstappen: I’m looking forward to performing on another new track, they make the season even more interesting. I’ve never been there before, like many other riders, and those who have already been unlikely to get an advantage, because it was a long time ago. I will be glad to try the local cuisine, they say that their kebab is very tasty!
Question: The track configuration is very interesting. Can you highlight something already?
Max Verstappen: High-speed track. I worked with her on the simulator – I really liked it. There you can overtake, a lot of straights and wide turns, where you can use different trajectories, which is always interesting. I hope I don’t have to overtake too much this weekend!
Q: In Turkey, the team will hold its 300th race, are you proud to have contributed to its success?
Max Verstappen: This is a great achievement for the team. It’s cool that Ole is the front axle mechanic of my car, and one of my strategists has been working with the team from the very beginning. I am impressed that during this time Ole and Christian have not missed a single racing weekend – in 16 seasons!
Q: The race in Imola did not go as we would like. But there are still positive aspects?
Max Verstappen: For our part, we could not influence the result. I try to put pressure on Mercedes in every race, we have great pit stops all year, which allows us to get an advantage in the race. We have the best pit stops in every race – it’s impressive!