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Jos Verstappen

Jos Verstappen on second title: “If Max can start from the front row, it will only get easier"

As Red Bull's Max Verstappen looks poised to take his second title in the next couple of races, father Jos would rather he sealed up the championship early than late.

Jos Verstappen
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Speaking at the Hellendoorn Rally, Jos Verstappen would like to see a second Formula 1 championship clinched earlier rather than later.

“Fortunately, Max has a lot of points ahead and it looks very positive, but it still has to happen," he said.

"Everyone is ready for the title, but it remains exciting. I really want to be there for every match, just in case it happens. I will definitely go to Singapore and depending on what it looks like afterwards I will fly with Max to Japan.”

So far this season Max Verstappen has demonstrated that he can win from outside of the top ten on the grid, however Jos thinks a front row start should be enough to clinch the title at Singapore or Japan.

“That means the car is going very well during the races. If Max can start from the front row for once, it will only get easier."

Understandably Jos does not dare to predict when the second world championship will come: “That doesn't matter much to me. The important thing is that it happens, like during the last race.

"Of course Max has a lot of points ahead, but the only important thing is that he becomes champion.”

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