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Max ahead of Mexican GP: 'Next three races incredibly important'

Published on 03 November 2021 by Niels Hendrix

Talking to Max Verstappen, ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, we first look back at the race at Circuit of the Americas. Winning the US Grand Prix was a big feat for Red Bull Racing. How did it feel to be on the top step of the podium again? Max: “It was of course a great feeling to be back on the top step at the US Grand Prix. The last few races were obviously quite difficult with various engine penalties and a few unlucky moments, so it definitely felt good to be back up there with Checo beside me. It was a very satisfying win, we showed good pace at the US GP so I’m looking to build on that momentum and it was of course also very important to score solid points for the championship.”

Looking ahead to the Mexican Grand Prix, what are your expectations for the race? You’ve won in Mexico twice. Max says: “Yes I have good memories from racing in Mexico with my two race wins. I’m looking forward to racing here again especially after not being able to travel here for a while. I know we will have a lot more fans now with Checo in the team too so I’m looking forward to seeing all of them at the track and of course hopefully we can have a competitive weekend.”

Mexico is the start of another triple header. How do you prepare mentally and physically for three back to back races? Max answers: “I’m looking forward to it and I’m excited to get going, although I know the triple header is going to be busy! It’s incredibly important for myself and Red Bull to try and nail the next three races now that we are fighting for the championship. There will be a lot of travelling time and time differences but I’m looking forward to being back on track in Mexico and Brazil and I’m looking forward to the challenge of racing on the new track in Qatar.”

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