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Max looks ahead to Silverstone: 'The corners are insanely fast'

Published on 28 July 2020 by Niels Hendrix

Max Verstappen looks ahead to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the next Formula 1 race on the calendar, this weekend.

We are three races into the season and Hungary proved eventful. What are your thoughts looking back? Max says: “It’s good that the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team got to have a week off at home with their families after the triple header, especially after that little bit of extra stress before the race in Hungary! I’ve watched the video back of the mechanics working on my car on the grid and it was crazy what they achieved but it was cool to see that they all knew exactly how to operate and what to do, even in such an unexpected situation. Without them I would not have even started the race.”

The next triple header kicks off with two races at Silverstone. What do you think of the track? Max: “I'm looking forward to the next triple header and Silverstone is a really nice track to drive. The corners at Silverstone are insanely fast and Copse is flat out! Maggots is also flat out in seventh gear which is already crazy, especially in qualifying as you don’t even tap the break anymore, you just downshift. At Silverstone you have to get the right wing level, and of course for the lower speed corners you prefer more downforce and grip. Obviously it can rain at Silverstone, even though it is summer in the UK (laughs) but I like those conditions and maybe we wouldn’t mind the rain as it could mix things up.”