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Max Verstappen

Verstappen admits F1 track 'preference' ahead of triple-header

With the next three Formula 1 races taking place on successive weekends, Max Verstappen has outlined his circuit preference compared to Sergio Perez.

Max Verstappen says he prefers racing on normal circuits over street tracks, believing that teammate Sergio Perez is stronger on the latter.

Four out of the last five Formula 1 races have taken place on street tracks, with Bahrain being the only conventional facility that has been raced at in 2023 so far.

The upcoming triple-header features a mix: Imola, Monaco, and Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

Perez has taken two race victories at street tracks - in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan - so far this year, with him looking to defend his Monaco GP crown after winning the race last year, partly owing to a Ferrari strategy error.

Verstappen: Perez's driving style suits street circuits more

Verstappen believes his teammate is strongest at the street circuits because of how they favour his driving style, conceding that he does not "enjoy" street tracks.

"I think sometimes some tracks probably suit you a bit better and probably for Checo, his driving style and the way he likes the car probably suits a bit better to a street circuit," he told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I personally don't really enjoy street circuits. So probably there is also something in that. I prefer more the fast corners, but that's how it goes. You have a few street circuits on the calendar, a few normal tracks as well."

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