Pink Bull had a somewhat lonely 2020 season, with no strain from the mid-field groups or alternatives from Mercedes, a top-field staff. In the long run, Max Verstappen got here out because the lone savior for the staff.
The Dutchman, in opposition to the chances, gave a troublesome combat to Mercedes and even noticed the victory a few instances – Silverstone and Yas Marina.
Chatting with De Telegraaf, Max opened up about his frustration concerning Pink Bull’s lack of tempo in opposition to Mercedes. “You can not pressure issues into life. It is mindless to stroll round with frustration all 12 months spherical,” he stated.
The second the Austrian GP’s FP1 commenced, Max realized that he was not getting wherever close to the 2 Mercedes drivers. The 2 Silver Arrows have been in a completely totally different league all year long. Nonetheless, regardless of being slower, he hailed Pink Bull because the second-best staff on the grid.
Max additionally slammed the critics who spoke about Pink Bull’s incapability to combat the Mercedes drivers.
“Some individuals suppose they’ve their gram and fake they’ve all of the information of Formulation 1. But when they did, they’d have designed that automobile.
“We’re nonetheless the second-best staff in Formulation 1,” the Dutchman added.
Pink Bull is not going to settle for defeat – Max Verstappen
The lead driver acknowledged his staff’s incapability to combat the Mercedes. Nonetheless, he opened up that he by no means wished to remain annoyed with it, and “piss off” his staff.
“In fact we desire to see some issues higher or otherwise, and we need to take part for the championship. However that’s no motive to piss the staff off.
“Then I do get fierce. Mercedes could be very troublesome to beat in the intervening time, though we is not going to surrender,” Max stated.
No matter how Pink Bull’s season proceeded, Max undoubtedly proved his price, as he dominated by way of a few race weekends final season.
Now, with a greater and extra aggressive driver as a teammate, Max will probably be hoping to press additional on the 2 Mercedes drivers. Sergio Perez, being a grasp at tire administration, will present Max with extra freedom.
Therefore, Pink Bull will look to make use of the Dutchman because the instrument to pull Mercedes beneath strain, whereas Perez can play alongside and assist the staff toil together with his pit-stop technique. It will open Pink Bull to a wide selection of choices.
General, how good and harmful is the Pink Bull duo going to be over the upcoming season? Will Pink Bull get their selections to perfection and hand Max Verstappen his first world championship title?