Max Verstappen’s supreme run of form continued at Red Bull’s home venue today as he collected a third win in four races. The 23-year-old led from start to finish as he won the race by 35s from title rival Lewis Hamilton.
The World Championship leader was at one with his car all weekend and felt like he could manage the tyres really well, something that hurt Red Bull in comparison to Mercedes earlier in the season.
"You never know of course how it’s going to end up but straightaway I felt a good balance in the car," Verstappen said after the race.
"It was good to manage the tyres basically from the start. It felt like also to the end [that I] always had tyres left.
"I think tyre degradation was very positive for us this weekend, which I think normally is a strong point for Mercedes; we can be very satisfied with that."
Verstappen had built up a 6-second lead over Hamilton before the only stops of the afternoon and could pit a lap after to cover his rival. Despite a commanding weekend, he believes improvements can be made.
"They pitted one lap earlier than us, we reacted to that and then we just kept on going trying to hit our lap times and that worked really well today, he said.
"Of course we have to show it again next week, so we'll definitely have a look at what we can do better. I'm looking forward to next week."
Red Bull outscored Mercedes by three points to extend their lead to 40 points in the Constructors’ Championship and have won the last four races. Verstappen is feeling confident with the reliability and speed of his car.
"It’s looking really good so we just have to keep on going, keep pushing really hard and then I’m confident that we can do a very good job again," he concluded.