Verstappen ‘very happy’ with his year

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 13:  Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates finishing in third place on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20161113-01141 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 13: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates finishing in third place on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20161113-01141 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Max Verstappen feels, regardless of his result at the final race of the year, he can look back on 201 fondly.

The Red Bull Racing star started the season at sister team Toro Rosso, but was promoted at the Spanish Grand Prix, making an immediate impact by winning on his debut for the Tilbrook team.

Since, he has rised to fifth in the standings, and could still take fourth from Sebastian Vettel.

And with one race to go in Abu Dhabi this weekend, Verstappen feel he still has even more to offer in 2017.

He said: “I think we can look back and be very happy with 2016.

“There is plenty of work to do for next year with the regulation changes and I think everyone is excited to see the new cars so I can’t wait to get started.”