Red Bull and Max Verstappen are also the top favorites to win the British Grand Prix. Father Jos Verstappen is optimistic ahead of the Silverstone race. Son Max and Red Bull should “normally be strong there,” he said at “NITRO” on the sidelines of the ADAC GT Masters in Zandvoort.
Red Bull Racing has never won at the “Home of British Motor Racing” in the hybrid era since 2014. And we remember last year: At that time Lewis Hamilton crashed his rival Max Verstappen in Copse Corner.
The Dutchman crashed into the barriers at well over 200 km/h. Hamilton got away with a time penalty, then won and celebrated boisterously with the home fans. Meanwhile, World Cup leader Verstappen had to be checked out in the hospital. RB was furious, Hamilton closed the gap in the World Cup rankings. It was a turning point.
When asked if Verstappen still had an unpaid bill, Jos Verstappen replied to “NITRO”: “We all know that.” But Max never worries and always does a good job. “Normally we should be strong,” emphasized the former racing driver.
Verstappen already excited for the home game in Zandvoort
“But you never know,” said Jos Verstappen, because some teams have announced that they will bring updates to Silverstone. Among others Red Bull, Mercedes and Aston Martin. Despite this uncertainty, the Verstappen conclusion is: “My feeling is good.”
He also has a good feeling about the home Grand Prix in Zandvoort in September, where the Dutch fans want to celebrate an Oranje party with Max again. He expects 90,000 to 100,000 spectators per day on the dune slope. “It’s a big party, unbelievable,” says Verstappen.