Verstappen thought to be the cause of the problem in the incident with Lewis Hamilton at the Monza race. The land jet bearing the Red Bull logo he was driving crashed and stopped on top of his closest rival’s Mercedes. As a result, both of them could not continue the race that Daniel Ricciardo finally won.
Even so, the Dutch racer still believes that the accident is a normal incident in racing and he has no specific intent. He will keep trying to get up and overcome the punishment given to him.
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Other than that, Verstappen also considers the punishment he gets will not have much effect on the race in Sochi this weekend. According to him, although the three-grid penalty was less than ideal, he still set a target to achieve positive results there.
“I think you can reflect everything you like, but it’s important to look forward and keep trying. I still believe it was a racing incident, but we’ve been given a three-position penalty and we just have to deal with it now,” Verstappen said.
“Racing at Monza was definitely not our day for many reasons. But now I only plan to do well in Sochi. The penalty was of course not ideal but it didn’t have much effect, that’s how I see it.”
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Currently Verstappen is still top of the 2021 Formula 1 standings. He has won seven races from the ten podiums he has earned this season. The 23-year-old racer collected 226.5 points. He is five points ahead of Hamilton who sits in second position.