Max: We bounced back very strongly


Last time out in Melbourne Max Verstappen was furious with Toro Rosso, this time around in Bahrain he was delighted with the team having finished P6.

Verstappen put in a strong display around the Sakhir circuit on Sunday night, racing from tenth on the grid to sixth at the chequered flag.

The Dutchman hailed Toro Rosso's efforts, from their strategy to the pit stops, a very different tune to what he had to say about Melbourne.

“I’m very happy with today’s result!” Verstappen said on Sunday night.

“I think we bounced back very strongly from the first weekend and the whole team did a fantastic job – a great strategy, good pit stops… It all worked out perfectly, including our tyre management.

“The car was just doing what it had to do and felt good, we had great pace! It was an action-packed race and I really enjoyed it out there. To finish P6 is a fantastic way to finish the weekend and I’d like to thank the whole team for their excellent work.

“Also, this is the first time ever that the team scores points here in Bahrain, so I’m very happy to have changed this statistic – as I said before coming here, that was one of my objectives!”