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Max Verstappen

Verstappen prepared for 'chaotic' Belgian GP Sprint

Rain could spice the weekend up at Spa-Francorchamps.

Max Verstappen is preparing for a "chaotic" F1 Sprint weekend as rain is forecast for the Belgian Grand Prix.

The Dutchman enters the final race before the summer break having extended Red Bull's winning run to 12 consecutive races - 11 of which are all this season - to assume a 110-point lead over teammate Sergio Perez.

A return to Spa-Francorchamps beckons with the third Sprint weekend of the season, a format maligned by Verstappen since its introduction in 2021.

But the two-time World Champion was in blistering form at this event last term, flying from a lowly grid slot to storm to victory.

Optimistic

Providing a positive outlook for the weekend, Verstappen said: "I’m looking forward to the Sprint race in Belgium.

"It looks like it’s going to be quite a rainy weekend so we’ll see what impact that’ll have as it always makes it a bit more interesting and chaotic.

"Spa is of course my favourite track on the calendar so I’m looking forward to racing there and seeing the fans, it should be a fun weekend.

"It will be interesting to see how our car will perform in the higher-speed corners too. I have good memories from Spa and coming off the back of a great Team result in Hungary, I hope we can deliver this weekend, it’s the final push before the summer break."

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