Verstappen Believed P5 Was the Best Possible Finish at Silverstone

Max Verstappen was pleased with his second-place finish at the British Grand Prix.

In a rainy race at Silverstone, he made it to the podium in his unique style, finishing just +1.465 behind Lewis Hamilton, who won.

Verstappen satisfied after the race

Afterwards, Verstappen expressed his happiness with second place. “Of course, I couldn’t keep up at the beginning,” he told Sky Sports. “The Mercedes were pulling away from me and then also the McLarens came by. We were struggling a lot for pace and deg especially, I think. So that is of course a little bit disappointing. We did make the right calls from the slicks to the inters, inters back to slicks and basically, that just kept me in the race. At one point I was looking at P5, and I was like ‘Well, it’s going to be a long afternoon.’ We really maximised this result and I’m happy to finish second considering the pace that we had because it could have been also much worse,” said Verstappen.

Verstappen acknowledges few strengths with RB20

Even though Mercedes and McLaren were fast, Verstappen managed to stay ahead of Norris in the championship standings. He noted they need to rely on their strengths more but admitted they have work to do.

Fans might think this result shows how tough racing can be.

Despite early understeer issues and increasing rain making things tricky, Verstappen outpaced Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris strategically. George Russell dropping out helped too!

What do you think about Verstappen’s performance?

Albert Ramirez
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