Verstappen: 2020 title fight is the goal

Michelle Foster
Max Verstappen is a "young Ayrton Senna" in Honda's eyes.

Max Verstappen is a "young Ayrton Senna" in Honda's eyes.

After a solid first season with Honda power, Max Verstappen says next season’s goal is to for the World title.

Red Bull teamed up with Honda at the start of this season, taking three race wins in their first season together.

It was an impressive showing from the Japanese manufacturer who not only made inroads on rivals’ engines but also largely conquered their reliability gremlins.

Verstappen finished the championship a career-high P3.

“It was promising and I think we have achieved pretty good results,” he told

“I personally thought reliability was the most important. It was very high throughout the year and we also made a lot of progress with the engine itself.

“So it went well.

“The basis for next year is there.

“We have learned a lot throughout the year and I think we will have a positive start to the next season.”

Asked whether the championship title was the goal, he replied: “Yes, I hope I can just participate in the final victory. That’s the goal.”

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