F1: Red Bull star Max Verstappen plays down Brazil chances


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Red Bull star Max Verstappen doesn’t think he has much of a chance of registering back-to-back wins ahead of the Brazil GP on Sunday.

The Dutchman claimed his second win of the season in Mexico last time out and has been in fine form of late, with podiums in each of the last three grands prix.

However, the 21-year-old doesn’t think his Red Bull car is suited to the circuit in Sao Paulo for the penultimate GP of the 2018 season and feels he will face an uphill struggle to score a top-three finish.

“In general Interlagos doesn’t suit our car that well but after finishing on the podium there in 2016 and winning last week in Mexico, anything can happen in the race,” said Verstappen, as reported by Planet F1.

“I’ve had some great battles and overtakes there and I’m hoping for another exciting race.”

The Red Bull driver managed a podium in Brazil two years ago but came in fifth last year.

Verstappen is 2.25 to score a podium finish and 8.00 to win the race, while team-mate Daniel Ricciardo is 13.00 to take maximum points.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes claimed the World Championship in Mexico – despite finishing fourth – and the Briton is 3.00 to celebrate his fifth title with a victory in Brazil, with Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel the 2.60 favourite to win in Sao Paulo this weekend.

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