Miami GP: Max Verstappen ready for 'crazy' weekend in US

Max Verstappen wins at Imola

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has said that he cannot wait to get going in Miami this weekend and he has predicted it’s going to be a ‘crazy’ event.

The Red Bull star will be eager to get going this weekend as he bids to build on his victory in Imola last time out, and in turn close the gap further to Charles Leclerc at the top of the Drivers’ standings.

The new circuit in Miami is going to be an intriguing test for all the drivers, too, as they’re yet to take a physical flying lap of it but, even so, Max is looking forward to the test and is predicting a pretty crazy weekend.

“I think this weekend is going to be pretty crazy! I’m looking forward to racing in Miami, I’ve driven the track on the simulator and we’ve practiced and prepared as much as we can without visiting the track in real life.

“I love racing in Austin so it’s fun that we get to go to another state and race this year. It’s exciting to see Formula One getting much bigger in the US, F1 and the teams are working hard to promote the sport in the US and we’re having more and more races here, so step by step we are making it more popular.

max verstappen in the red bull
IMOLA, ITALY – APRIL 24: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 ahead of lapped cars Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 24, 2022 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“I also think it helps now the cars are finding it easier to follow and overtake each other and more teams are competing for wins, I think that’s the most important thing for the fans. I hope that it’s going to be an exciting weekend, Miami is a really nice city and I think it’s a really interesting location to hold a Grand Prix, I think not only the drivers are excited, but the fans too.”

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