Verstappen looking forward to Austin

Date published: October 16 2016

As the Formula 1 paddock heads to Austin for the 18th round of the season, Spanish Grand Prix Champion Max Verstappen is looking forward to an exciting race.

Verstappen praised the Circuit of the Americas as an enjoyable track that’s surrounded with opportunities to overtake and compared to more prominent tracks on the Formula 1 calendar.

Finishing last week’s race second place, the young Dutchman is eager to continue his good form and end off the season on a high.

“The COTA track is very special, it’s a new track but with a lot of old school corners in it,” he said,

“[That] makes it really cool to drive. Turn 1 has such a big radius it gives a lot of overtaking opportunities, and then the whole of the first sector has the Esses, it’s a bit like Silverstone or Suzuka.

“It is a really fun circuit to race.

“I had a good look around Austin last year and really liked it. I love America in general, the people are so friendly and I always feel comfortable and relaxed there.”