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Red Bull man wants strong Singapore showing

15th September 2019, 19:02 by Dan McCarthy

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says qualifying will be key for his team at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

Verstappen went into the summer break as the most in-form driver on the grid following wins in Germany and Hungary.

However, he retired from the Belgian Grand Prix and only finished eighth at the Italian Grand Prix.

He is still third in the championship but only three points ahead of Charles Leclerc and 16 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

Verstappen is hopeful Red Bull will be back to their best next week and says the Saturday performance will be key.

He said: "Singapore is a great track and the city looks amazing at night. I enjoy driving under the floodlights as it gives more character to the track and I really like this kind of weekend as it's so different to a normal race.

"The track is very demanding – it's hot, it's physical and you sweat a lot, but it's one of my favourites.

"You have a lot of corners that are a mix of high and low speed, plus some medium-speed corners that have little run-off, so it's a very diverse circuit.

"Overtaking is very tricky so qualifying is the key, you have to nail it! I'm looking forward to having a more normal race weekend and hopefully not starting out of position again which always makes things more difficult."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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