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Max previews Australian GP: 'Finding that middle ground'

Published on 20 March 2024 by Niels Hendrix

Max Verstappen has arrived in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix. He says: “We are looking forward to racing in Melbourne this week. It is a very fast track layout now, which requires a good mix of getting straight line speed as well as decent grip in the corners, so it’s all about finding that middle ground. The recent resurfacing has made the track a lot smoother and fun to drive too, so we are looking forward to that.”

The Dutch Oracle Red Bull Racing driver continues: “We also have softer compounds tyres compared to last year, which will make it a bit more tricky for strategy, but hopefully means it is better for racing with more pit stops. Getting used to the jet lag is always a challenge down under, but it is always great to be in Melbourne regardless and amazing to see all the passionate racing fans coming to support!”