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Max Verstappen

Verstappen: No "real weaknesses" for RB18

The Red Bull driver says the team is looking forward to the high speed Monza circuit, which could prove challenging for rivals Mercedes and Ferrari.

Verstappen Hamilton Zandvoort
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Max Verstappen says Red Bull are looking forward to Monza as he believes there is no "real weakness" for them in the final seven races of the season.

Red Bull have shown to be consistent across all types of tracks so far, with the recent floor directive introduced at the Belgium Grand Prix also seemingly un-affecting them.

This is contrasting to rivals Mercedes who have found high speed circuits affect them most, while Ferrari are left trying to solve why they are dropping off in pace during the race.

"No real weaknesses but we know at some places where we are stronger than others, we know on a high downforce track that it's a bit of a more difficult situation to get the best out of our package," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"But I think if you look at the whole season, of course, you have more tracks with kind of medium downforce levels and I think our car is very efficient. So that's why I think we're all looking forward to Monza."

Verstappen reflects on "special" win at Zandvoort

Verstappen took his 10th victory of the season in front of the home crowed at Zandvoort, who lit their signature orange flairs at the end of the race.

Speaking after the race he reflected on how special the weekend was and having to stay focused to bring out a result for the team.

He explained: "When you're on the grid, you're not thinking about how special everything is. I'm focused on what I have to do in the car."

"You go through all the procedures so it's nice, of course, to see all the crowd and the craziness and I appreciate it a lot but I think also, as a sportsman, you focus on your job, right? And that's what you do throughout the race.

"Then of course, after the race, you take it all in and this was a very special weekend for me, to see, all of these fans come out and support me. It's been incredible but of course for those one and a half hours, you are fully focused on the job."

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