Verstappen: "There are tracks in the second half that don't fit RB19"

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Verstappen wants to secure title at Zandvoort

Max Verstappen, who entered the second half of the 1 season of Formula 2023 as the leader, is also a favorite for this weekend's Zandvoort race.

If the championship leader gets another win, he will meet Sebastian Vettel's record of nine consecutive wins.

"Of course it would be nice and honorable, but our main goal is to secure both titles," said Verstappen.

“So the goal for the second half of the season is pretty clear: to pick up where we left off at Spa.”

"Everything fits our car in terms of downforce, whether it's more or less this year."

“But it is the same zamIt also depends on what is available to other teams at the moment. I think some teams do a little better with more downforce, which automatically makes it a little bit closer.”

“But on the other hand, it's also largely about the tyres. If you use the tires correctly over the weekend, that makes a big difference.”

“For the rest of the season, there are races that don't fit our car and that can be difficult for us. This is especially true for street circuits, which are quite bumpy.”

“But Zandvoort should be good for us.” said.

Verstappen continued: “People are zamThe moment is waiting for you to win, but of course it is not that easy.”

“I'm just trying to enjoy the moment. Ever since I was a child, my father and I used to talk about it, saying that we should enjoy the moment. I remember very well my first championship and what happened that night… If I had to do it all over again, I don't think I could have done better."

"Each zamThere will be moments when you think 'I could have enjoyed this a little more', but on the other hand, at those moments you may be tired and want to go home.”

“It's important to enjoy what you do, because as my father always said: Zamthe moment passes so quickly. You see, you're not racing anymore, you're even doing something else.”

Verstappen added about his goal for the second half of the season: "I want to continue in the same way."

“If things go well, that would be nice.”

“Of course you never know for sure how things will continue after the break. We'll see. We have a fast car but all the pieces of the puzzle need to stay in place to have a very strong weekend.”

“We've had a good series, but we don't think too much about it. We're just looking ahead and we want to bring the strongest possible car to the track every time."

“I think everybody approaches it that way. Of course we want to win here, it's no secret. But it will not be easy.”

“This is one of my favorite places and winning here is very special. So that's definitely my goal for the weekend.”