“We Own the Track”: Max Verstappen Jokes About Red Bull F1 Sneakily Influencing Styrian GP

Published 06/26/2021, 11:21 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA News conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the French grand prix REUTERS/Yves Herman


Saturday’s qualifying session saw Max Verstappen take pole position for tomorrow’s race. However, the forecast for Sunday predicts rain hence, the Dutchman is hoping to have an influence on the weather in a way that favors him.

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The Dutchman is hoping to keep the two Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton behind, as he hopes to see the chequered flag first place. But with rain being expected at the Red Bull Ring, Verstappen is up for the challenge.

Max Verstappen is hoping the weather falls in his favor

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After the quali session, being asked his thoughts on tomorrow’s forecast, Verstappen replied, “Yeah of course we own the track, so influence the weather around here.”

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Press Conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Being asked if he would like rain tomorrow, Max replied, “I don’t mind, to be honest, both is fine.”

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Can Max bring a home victory for Red Bull?

The eighth round of the championship takes us to the Red Bull Ring in Austria, the team’s home race. With pole position already being achieved by the Dutchman, the Milton-Keynes-based outfit feels confident about the Styrian Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

The last visit to the venue, by Verstappen, saw him finish in third place, while his rival, Lewis Hamilton, won the race. However, this time the 23-year-old wants things to be different, as he will start the race pole position and is hoping to gift Red Bull a win in their home race this weekend.

Do you think Verstappen will win another race this weekend, and further extend his lead in the championship against, arch-rival, Hamilton or will he miss the chance of getting a win for the Raging Bulls? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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