Red Bull driver Max Verstappen recently spoke about the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. This weekend, the F1 fraternity heads to Spa-Francorchamps, a circuit that many drivers love. Belgium is also a kind of second home for Max Verstappen as he is Belgian from his mother’s side
Speaking of the Belgian GP, Kimi Raikkonen is the most successful driver, with 4 wins at the track. Behind him are Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel on 3 wins apiece. Raikkonen has also won the race with 2 different teams, namely McLaren and Ferrari.
Now, the battle will be between Hamilton and Vettel to try and tie with Raikkonen on the number of wins. Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious in 2017 after a hard fought battle with Sebastian Vettel.
Coming into this weekend’s race, the momentum is with Lewis Hamilton who has won 2 races on the trot.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, a number of teams gave their expectations. Verstappen even spoke about coming back to Belgium and what the circuit means for him.
Verstappen said, “Racing at Spa is always special. I was born just an hour down the road so it is pretty much a home race for me. You can see by the orange crowds and campsites full of Dutch caravans that the fans come out in force, this only adds to the home race feel. The track is set in the forest which makes it different to drive from other circuits. Eau Rouge is of course special but my favourite part is Pouhon, the fast lefts feel really nice.
“While at Spa you have to try the Waffles and Frites, they are a tradition and delicious. The win in Austria was amazing as it was Red Bull’s home race and there was a massive Dutch following. To win in Spa would be similar, orange and flags everywhere, I hope we can make them smile this year.”
The Dutchman will also enter the weekend with the knowledge that he will have a new teammate next season.