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Verstappen targeting podium in Singapore

Max Verstappen has a strong belief of where he can place his Red Bull in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.



Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (Image courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool).

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is confident he can pull off a podium in this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The Dutchman revealed his beliefs in a statement just after his fifth-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix.

“The race has been a strong one for us in the past and I think we should be able to challenge for a podium this year,” Verstappen said.


Max Verstappen celebrates his last podium finish in August’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Red Bull has finished runner-up in every race at Marina Bay since 2014. In 2013, they won it.

Verstappen said the whole team was looking forward to the upcoming weekend, “because we know we have a real chance to have a good result there.”

Marina Bay hasn’t always been kind to Verstappen, though. In 2017, he was involved in the infamous first-lap crash that also eliminated both Ferrari drivers.

Verstappen has never finished higher than sixth in Singapore, but, still, he admitted to enjoying the 5.063km street circuit.

“The track has a lot of corners and is quite bumpy but it makes it all the more interesting to find a good set-up for the car,” he said.

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Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo has finished the race in second for the last three runnings.

“It’s about time I win the damn thing,” he said.

Verstappen and Ricciardo currently sit fifth and sixth in the World Drivers Championship, respectively.

The team hasn’t had a double-points finish since the French Grand Prix in June.

Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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