Verstappen: I gave absolutely everything at the end; and Carlos (Sainz) too
Sports Writing, Jun 19 (EFE).- The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who reinforced his leadership in the Formula One World Championship by winning the Canadian Grand Prix this Sunday, the ninth of the year, in which he had to endure the enormous pressure that he put on him, especially in the last laps, Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) -who was second- declared at Montreal’s Gilles Villeneuve circuit that he “gave” “absolutely everything” at the end of the race; and that the Spanish “also” did.
“The safety car has not helped me; they have been very fast in the race,” said Verstappen, 24, who this Sunday achieved his sixth victory of the year, the twenty-sixth in Formula One; and that now he leads the World Cup with 175 points, 46 more than his partner, the Mexican Sergio Pérez, who had to leave this Sunday in Canada.
“It was very exciting, especially the end, in which I gave absolutely everything, just like Carlos (Sainz),” admitted ‘Mad Max’, the last world champion and who took an important step to retain the title by winning this Sunday in Montreal.
“The last few laps have been a lot of fun,” said the new sporting idol from the Netherlands. “The Red Bulls are very fast on the straights, especially, and that helps,” added the World Championship leader.
“They have been very fast in the race and it would have been very difficult to close the gap: Then the safety car came out and I would have preferred to attack than defend, but in the end everything went well,” Verstappen said in Montreal on Sunday.
Don’t miss a thing
Receive the latest Polideportivo news and more!