No room to rest on laurels, says Verstappen ahead of second Austrian race

The Dutchman dominated on Sunday, but wants to be even better next week

Monday, 28th June 2021, 9:16 am
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 9:18 am
Max Verstappen

With back-to-back races at the Red Bull Ring, Max Verstappen hopes to be even more dominant next weekend after he cruised to victory at the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Leading every lap in the Austrian hills, Verstappen would win in dominant fashion, never in trouble against Lewis Hamilton in second spot as he extended his lead to 18 points with a third win in four races for the Red Bull Racing driver.

And with another race at the circuit, owned by Red Bull, Verstappen hopes to continue his strangle hold on the title race.

"We’ve had a really positive weekend and of course it’s not going to be completely the same next week," he said. "Everyone else will also learn from this race so we will of course try and do even better and keep improving ourselves so we can stay ahead. It’s a whole team effort so thank you very much to everyone here and back at the factory for another great win today.

“I am super happy to win here and doing it at home at the Red Bull Ring is always so special. I had a really enjoyable race, the car was working well and I always enjoy driving on this track.

"I just focused on my own race, concentrating on hitting the apexes in the places I wanted to, looking after the tyres and it worked out well. You never know how competitive or how close it’s going to be on a Sunday and to be honest I really wasn’t expecting it to be like it was today as the long run pace between the two teams was very closely matched all weekend."