Verstappen aiming for third in world championship


Max Verstappen is enjoying a fairy-tale season, apart from an error packed weekend in Monaco the prodigious teenager has done no wrong since his promotion to Red Bull and is no targeting third place in this year’s world championship.

Speaking ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, Verstappen said, “We will see where we end up at the end of the season. It will be between third or sixth – hopefully. You try to do the best possible race every race and we see after Abu Dhabi where we are.”

After a hard fought second place at Silverstone, Verstappen believes Hunagororing will play to the strengths of the Red Bull RB12, “Here the car can be very strong and I’m looking forward to the weekend because so far the car has been pretty strong, even on tracks where we didn’t expect it to be that strong.”

“We just have to wait and see. It’s all about the set-up now and how we can improve during the sessions. Hopefully we can be very close,” added the Dutchman.