Max Verstappen is feeling apprehensive about the upcoming British Grand Prix held at the famous Silverstone track.
He’ll start the race with a lead of 46 points over his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, and 49 over this year’s main rival, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. But despite this, he’s still taking his lead with a pinch of salt knowing that there’s still plenty of season left.
“The performance this weekend will depend on whether we find a good balance. We also need a decent tyre strategy, as degradation will be high.
“So there’s plenty of things that we need to get right this weekend; it won’t be smooth sailing.”
Despite attacking the track with a modest outlook, the driver is looking forward to getting back onto the British track:
“I’m looking forward to going back to Silverstone as it’s a real classic and historic race on the calendar,” he said.
“There are so many amazing fans there and it’s nice to know that we are just down the road from the team at the factory in Milton Keynes.
“It’s also good to be heading back to a traditional racetrack after quite a few street circuits.”
Max Verstappen has only taken home one win from Silverstone, winning the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in 2020.