Verstappen looks ahead: "I'll probably be counting sheep next to the track again"
By Robert McGillivray 03 August 2020 | 09:27
Max Verstappen finished second in the British Grand Prix after a dominant Mercedes suffered punctures. Next weekend there will be another race at Silverstone. The Dutchman doesn't expect much different from last weekend.
"I think everyone will probably do a two-stopper, but I don't think it will change much", Verstappen said at the press conference on Sunday. "I don't think there will be many changes in the way I ride either. So I'll probably be counting a few sheep next to the track again," according to Verstappen, referring to a lonely race.
"The gap is so big"
The Red Bull driver doesn't expect to be able to close the gap with Mercedes, even though the tires will be a step softer, "Normally not. The gap is so big. Maybe you'll find a tenth or one and a half. Then we'll have made some progress, but it's still not close enough. I'm trying, but it's not possible at the moment".
There's plenty of work to be done for Red Bull. "You have to be realistic," says Verstappen. "I mean, you can dream and you can hope, but I think it's much more important to be realistic because that's the way to move forward. If you keep dreaming about those chances, that's not gonna happen. We just have to keep working", concludes the Dutch driver. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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