Heading into the German Gran Prix, Max Verstappen walks to the conference table with a positive mood: two outstanding performances, partnered by a lot of wheel-to-wheel action, were put in the bag between Austria and the UK: a win and a potential podium finish have been what Verstappen brought home from the two GPs.
"Of course I was disappointed with the result in Silverstone. Fifth place was way less than what we would have deserved. Still I'm not angry with Sebastian [Vettel]. He came to me and told me he made a mistake and apologised for that. Like it or not, that's just racing. I made a mistake and crashed on him in China last year and when I went to talk to him he was really calm about that. That's just something that happens."
But of course, the incident with Vettel was just the last piece of his British GP, mainly made up of the epic battle with Leclerc. Wheels were banged, doors were shut at the very last moment, but investigations were not made.
"I think the way we are racing now is perfect. I don't have to be told what I can or can not do, because I won't change my style, but I'm really happy that the stewards decided not to take any action.
The only problem is that we have so many little things on the car that if you touch you lose a lot of downforce and this could be reduced a little bit. Badgeboards and front wing are too complicated. I hope the new regulations of 2021 will help the situation and that will let us follow a little bith closer."
Reunited pic.twitter.com/wJRGVPuKrR— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 25, 2019