“Extraordinarily gifted” Verstappen nonetheless has room for enchancment

Max Verstappen nonetheless has room to enhance as a driver regardless of clinching his second world championship with a dominant efficiency this yr, says Purple Bull’s head of automotive engineering Paul Monaghan.

The world champion scored his 14th win of the season on the final race in Mexico, breaking the file for many victories in a single yr. Monaghan mentioned his technical talents confirmed the profit Verstappen gained studying from his father, former F1 driver Jos Verstappen.

“Max is technically extraordinarily gifted,” mentioned Monaghan. “He did plenty of work as a teen, usually guided by his father, and you’ll see the legacy of that.

“He is aware of what he’s speaking about throughout the automotive and he is aware of what he desires. And along with his engineers, they know learn how to ship a automotive that he finds properly balanced, not essentially simple to drive, however drivable, takes care of its tyres properly sufficient that he can handle a state of affairs.”

Verstappen has gained greater than half of all races because the begin of final yr as he’s taken two world championship titles. “Should you have a look at his file over the previous seasons he’s been with us it’s beautiful,” mentioned Monaghan. “He wouldn’t obtain that if he wasn’t an distinctive driver.”

Nevertheless Verstappen hasn’t reached his full potential but, Monaghan believes. “Can he enhance? Sure, in fact he can. He won’t thank me for saying that however I believe there are areas he can get a little bit bit higher.

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“He’ll dig into himself and suppose what may he do higher by means of a season and it’s as much as us to present him a automotive to go and exhibit these expertise subsequent yr.”

Verstappen is “technically extraordinarily gifted” – Monaghan

Verstappen will begin right now’s dash race at Interlagos from second on the grid. He was unexpectedly overwhelmed to pole place by Kevin Magnussen as rain and a crimson flag meant drivers had only one probability to set a lap time when the situations have been at their greatest.

Sergio Perez will begin from ninth place within the different Purple Bull. His Q3 lap was compromised as he was held up by Charles Leclerc.

Monaghan believes the staff are in fine condition for the weekend as they search their tenth consecutive win. “I’d say the automotive is performing fairly properly.

“We have been a little bit bit unfortunate with the Checo-Charles state of affairs yesterday, which goes to be a bit extra painful for these two, however Max appears fairly settled with the automotive. It’s not excellent, he’ll at all times search enchancment, we are able to see areas we wish to enhance clearly we’re sure by parc ferme rules so we are going to do our greatest to function and get essentially the most out of it. I believe we’re fairly settled.”

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