Max Verstappen’s famous father says he will be on track at the next two Grands Prix if the runaway world championship leader wins his second title.
Mathematically, the Red Bull star could secure a title triumph in Singapore next weekend, although that is likely to happen a week later in Japan.
“Max has a lot of points ahead and everything is looking positive for a second title,” said Jos Verstappen, a former Formula 1 driver. Week of speed while participating in the Hellendoorn Rally in their native Netherlands.
“But first it has yet to happen. I will definitely go to Singapore. Then, depending on the result, I will go to Japan. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter to me where he successfully defends his title. the main thing is to succeed.”
Verstappen, 50, agrees that his son’s dominance was evident in the way he took wins in Hungary, Belgium and Monza despite starting at the bottom of the order.
“It just shows how good Max’s car is,” he said. “If he can start from the front row for variety, it will be even easier.”
Max’s lead over Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is currently 116 points with just six races remaining in Singapore, Japan, Austin, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
If he wins in Singapore and sets the fastest lap, Leclerc will need to finish at least seventh to keep the title race open for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
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