In the high-speed world of Formula 1, where milliseconds define careers, Max Verstappen of the Red Bull Racing team is setting a pace hard to match. Fresh off his recent victory at Monza, the Dutch sensation is on the cusp of an extraordinary 11th consecutive win at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.
If successful, it will further solidify his place in the annals of racing history.
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However, the Singapore circuit, with its winding city streets and notorious track conditions, poses a unique challenge.
Reflecting on the same, Verstappen shared, “I think we just are not as competitive as other tracks. I think the street circuits are a little bit tougher for our car”. Despite his recent dominance, Verstappen's pragmatism hints at a keen awareness of the challenges the Red Bull Racing team faces on street circuits like Singapore.
Yet, the racer remains cautiously optimistic, stating, “I still think we can do a good job, but it will be very tight”. His latest victory at Monza not only highlighted Verstappen's unparalleled form but also saw him eclipse the previous record of nine straight wins set by Sebastian Vettel in the 2013 season.
Verstappen hasn’t faced a loss since the Miami Grand Prix in May.
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For those wondering if the pressure might be getting to Verstappen after such a record-setting run, he offers a grounded perspective.
“I never really looked at number eight, nine, ten, I just always want to do the best I can,” said Verstappen. Every race weekend, for him, brings the same self-imposed pressure to extract the best performance possible.
"Nothing really changes, actually, from that side," he elaborates. And while the reigning double world champion is keen on extending his winning streak, he's pragmatic about the inevitability of it ending someday. He notes, “Of course, naturally, I want to try and continue that streak, but I know that there will be a day that it will stop”.
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