Verstappen sets his sights on beating Ferrari duo to fourth

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen will be looking to get the upper hand on Ferrari this weekend as he sets his sights on fourth place in the championship.

The 19-year-old’s Red Bull Racing team-mate Daniel Ricciardo wrapped up third place in Mexico after beating Ferrari duo Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

Most of the world’s eyes will be focussed on the championship battle between points leader Nico Rosberg and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton, but Verstappen though heads into the final two rounds of the championship just a point behind Vettel in fourth and 10 points adrift of Raikkonen.

This weekend, Verstappen will race in his second Brazilian Grand Prix, a place he believes is one of the ‘special’ races on the calendar.

He said: “It is strange to think we are heading to Abu Dhabi in just a few weeks’ time, but I’m looking forward to finishing the year on a high and building towards an even stronger 2017.

“I like the track in Brazil, it’s a really special layout with quite a bit of height elevation, and it is anti-clockwise which always adds a bit more fun to the challenge.

“The track is quite a technical layout, especially sector 2, it’s important to get this right for a quick lap.

“Like many of the circuits we race at it has had a lot of history and great moments over the years, this makes it one of the “special” ones on the calendar.”