Vettel hopes Verstappen reaches 16 wins

Within the round-up: Sebastian Vettel isn’t dissatisfied the file of 13 wins in a season he shared with Michael Schumacher has been damaged.

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Vettel desires Verstappen to achieve 16 wins

Max Verstappen scored his record-breaking 14th win of the season on Sunday. Verstappen, a earlier holder of the file, provided his congratulations and says he hopes the world champion can add two extra earlier than the season ends.

“Properly carried out,” stated Vettel. “I feel he’s had a hell of a season, so hopefully he will get 16 on the finish of the 12 months. All the things else will probably be a disappointment, no?”

Whereas Verstappen and Purple Bull have develop into more and more dominant because the 12 months has gone on, Vettel identified in addition they received races when their automobile was much less aggressive. “Clearly they’ve momentum from final 12 months, the automobile this 12 months is unimaginable. They received races although they had been heavier than everyone else. I feel by now they in all probability received the burden out so the automobile is there however Max is doing a tremendous job.”

Vettel drove for Purple Bull between 2009 and 2014 and wore a tribute helmet to the corporate’s late founder Dietrich Mateschitz final weekend. He stated their success this 12 months is “Nice for the crew, I nonetheless know some folks there so I’m actually pleased for them.”

Perez targets race tempo enhancements in 2023

Sergio Perez says he wants to change focus to enhancing his race tempo subsequent 12 months. The Purple Bull driver has received twice this 12 months, however his crew mate has a dozen extra victories.

“I feel the lesson from this 12 months is that, it’s been an important 12 months as a crew, [but] I do must step up a bit my race tempo, primarily. The place final 12 months was extra the qualifying, I feel.

“With these vehicles, you’ll be able to race quite a bit nearer, so I feel we have to step up that race tempo. The understanding with the crew, with the automobile, I feel that has come higher in the previous couple of races. So, I consider we’re heading heading in the right direction.”

Szafnauer urges Gasly to take care

Pierre Gasly must “be a bit bit extra cautious” to make sure he doesn’t acquire a race ban says Alpine crew principal Otmar Szafnauer. Gasly picked up his tenth superlicence level in Mexico, leaving him two away from an automated ban, after he compelled Lance Stroll off the observe.

Gasly will retain these factors till after he makes his debut for Alpine firstly of subsequent season. ”
I noticed what occurred at the moment and at this level I’m not biased, it seemed 50-50 to me,” stated Szafnauer. “However he’ll simply need to be extra cautious.”

Pourchaire will get Alfa Romeo reserve position

Theo Pourchaire, who had his first run in an official F1 observe session for Alfa Romeo in Austin final month, would be the crew’s reserve driver subsequent 12 months. Pourchaire lies second within the Components 2 standings with one spherical to go, although the title has already been received by Felipe Drugovich.

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