The pilot of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen admits that the Austrian team is unlikely to compete with Mercedes and Ferrari in the fight for victory at the start of season 2017, according to AUTOSPORT.com.
New car RB13 showed the fourth best time among all teams in the pre-season tests in Barcelona, losing not only Ferrari, Mercedes, but Williams.
“We need to wait for the moment when we see that our car is good,’ said Max in an interview with De Telegraaf. – Personally, I think that until we can fight for victory.
Throughout the campaign, a lot can change, but right now we are still not strong enough.
Ferrari? She was quick and last year. It is also clear that they have made significant progress compared to last season. This team will fight for victory.”
In comments on his official website, Max said, “I think that Mercedes concealed his pace in the tests they did on the last det.
After qualifying in Australia we are going to know about our pure pace. We have no illusions to win the pole position in Melbourne. Ferrari and Mercedes will definitely be ahead of us.
I hope that we will be able to get into a rhythm during the season as it was last year. To achieve higher results than in 2016, need to start working hard now.”
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