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Max Verstappen

Verstappen wary of British GP mix-up

Red Bull remains undefeated in F1 this season, with the rest of the field playing catch-up.

Max Verstappen is wary that the weather for the British Grand Prix could "mix things up" as Red Bull aims to extend its dominance in F1.

The Milton Keynes-based outfit is yet to be bettered after nine races, with Verstappen well on track to secure a third title following seven wins.

Another 20-plus second victory at the team's home race in Austria last weekend saw Dutchman Verstappen extend his championship lead over teammate Sergio Perez to 81 points and despite the performance difference between Red Bull and its rivals, the two-time World Champion remains alert to the threat rain can pose.

"Heading into another home race for us as a team this weekend in Silverstone - it is a great track to go to and I'm also curious to see how the RB19 will perform there," said Verstappen.

"There's always a good atmosphere with a lot of passionate racing fans around the whole track.

"Austria was an incredible weekend for us and hopefully, we can have a strong weekend again in Silverstone, with a solid and clean performance.

"You never know what the weather will do in the UK, so that could mix things up."

Perez taken time to rest

Perez recovered from illness and a poor qualifying at the Red Bull Ring to secure a podium from 15th on the grid and extend his lead over Fernando Alonso in the race for second in the Drivers' standings to 17 points.

"In the end, we had a great weekend in Austria and it felt good to be back on the podium," added the Mexican.

"I felt comfortable with the car all weekend and we had great pace from the start. The car really worked for me on Sunday and I was so pleased to come through the field in the way I did.

"I didn't feel 100 per cent the whole time and my team really helped me through it, from set-up to strategy, we really nailed it.

"I feel confident going into Silverstone now and it is all about repeating the process together. I have taken time to rest to make sure I am ready physically because I want to keep this form going now until the summer break."

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