SINGAPORESINGAPORE – Max Verstappen was delighted to claim a hard-fought second place at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday after losing then regaining the position from Sebastian Vettel in a temperamental Red Bull that suffered engine issues all weekend.
The Dutchman started on the front row next to pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and after getting passed by Vettel on the opening lap, a perfectly timed pitstop put him back out ahead of the German and he maintained that position to the chequered flag.
“Yeah, it was not bad. A shame from the first lap, but you can clearly see we missed top speed. But from there on, the team had a great strategy so we could get back into second,” Verstappen told reporters.