What they sayMax Verstappen:
With all due respect to Alex [Albon], in the races that we’ve had, it’s been me and Valtteri [Bottas] against Max.
I’ve been in the position that Max is in, particularly when I was at McLaren, where I was the the lead car and the second car wasn’t in the fight. So when we were fighting against Ferrari, they could really move around with the strategy and make it a lot harder for us.
So I think, naturally, this makes Red Bull stronger, particularly with the way Sergio’s performing. I think Sergio has driven incredibly well this year and truly deserved a drive. So I was so, so, so happy to hear that he’s been taken on by one of the top teams and given this opportunity.
I think it’s going to be an exciting battle to watch him up against Max, and that’s going to make it much harder for us as a team. So we’re going to have to really step up our game because that’s going to be a battle we’ve not seen for some time in terms of having the two drivers there fighting against us. But we relish that as a team. That’s what we work towards, we love the challenge and it’s going to make it that much more exciting.
Quotes: Dieter Rencken
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