Sprint went “better than expected,” says Verstappen

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 11: Second place finisher Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the Sprint ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 11, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Max Verstappen is delighted with his 2nd place result in Sprint Qualifying at Monza.


  • Verstappen is glad to have had good performance and scored vital championship points.
  • The Dutchman reveals that Red Bull has done its best to solve the issues and is ready to fight for the race win.

What he had to say:

  • “Of course, the race, better than expected. We had a good start and went to second, we scored some nice little points and starting first tomorrow. Nevertheless, they [Mercedes] seem very quick but I was giving it all to try and stay close. It’s going to be interesting tomorrow,” Verstappen commented.
  • “We did trim our car to have decent top speed, so I’m not worried about our top speed in the race, but we also know Mercedes have a good speed over the whole lap, but nevertheless we’re going to try and have a good race tomorrow.”
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