Verstappen ready for Texas trip

Formula 1

Red Bull's Max Verstappen admits he is raring to go ahead of next weekend's US Grand Prix in Austin.

The Dutchman has enjoyed another impressive campaign, being promoted to Red Bull earlier in the season and becoming the youngest driver to win a race when he took the chequered flag at the Spanish GP.

Verstappen is now hoping to round his campaign off in style by producing strong performances in the final four races, starting next weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.

The 19-year-old admits it is one of his favourite tracks and is already looking forward to taking to the grid in Texas.

“The COTA track is very special, it’s a new track but with a lot of old school corners in it,” Verstappen said. “[That] makes it really cool to drive. Turn 1 has such a big radius it gives a lot of overtaking opportunities, and then the whole of the first sector has the Esses, it’s a bit like Silverstone or Suzuka.

“It is a really fun circuit to race.

“I had a good look around Austin last year and really liked it. I love America in general, the people are so friendly and I always feel comfortable and relaxed there.”


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