Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen admits that he is looking forward to the challenges he will face at this week’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The Dutchman has enjoyed a fine debut season in the sport and has finished amongst the points in four races during the campaign, including the recent Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix.
The 17-year-old now heads to the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the next race of the season and he is looking forward to facing the unique challenges of racing under the floodlights.
He said: “Racing in Singapore is going to be something really special.
I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
“It’s true that we’ve already experienced a bit of night racing in Bahrain this year, but that was a permanent track and now we will be racing on a street circuit, which is always more tricky…”
The youngster, who has accumulated 26 points in the Drivers’
championship so far this campaign, believes the race has plenty of similarities to the Monaco Grand Prix and he is looking forward to taking on the challenge of the circuit.
He continued: “It reminds me of Monaco, as we will be driving close to the walls and it won’t be easy to overtake, but I’m sure we will have some good fun out there!”
Verstappen is yet to finish on the podium in his brief F1 career, but he is available at 29.00 to secure a top three placing in the 13th race of the season.