Verstappen Excited to Drive RB20, Hopes for No Surprises

Max Verstappen is excited for the 2024 Formula 1 season to begin in Bahrain, optimistic about his RB20’s performance during testing, and hopes for a strong start without surprises.


‣ Max Verstappen is eager for the 2024 Formula 1 season to begin, with the first race taking place in Bahrain.

‣ Verstappen, a three-time world champion, expressed satisfaction with the testing days in Bahrain, emphasizing the importance of not getting ahead of themselves and ensuring a strong start to the season.

‣ He hopes for no surprises in terms of car setup for the Bahrain race, given the extensive laps completed during testing.

‣ During the test days in Bahrain, Verstappen showcased impressive performance in his RB20, setting the fastest time on the first day and maintaining strong performance despite disruptions caused by a drain cover.

Max Verstappen is buzzing with excitement. The 2024 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, and Bahrain is where it all kicks off. He’s eager to jump into his RB20 and hit the track.

“Can’t wait for Bahrain this weekend,” he spills. The testing days? They went pretty well. “Learned a ton about the car,” he admits. But, he’s quick to add, “Let’s not get too carried away. There’s still a bunch to do to nail the first weekend.”

Verstappen’s crossing fingers for no curveballs

He’s hoping for a smooth sail. “We’ve all done our laps here, so fingers crossed, no weird setup surprises waiting to jump us,” he muses. The thrill of racing again? It’s got him all revved up.

Last week’s test days in Bahrain? They were something. Verstappen, in his RB20, was on fire. Day one, and boom, he’s 1.1 seconds faster than Lando Norris. But then, a wild drain cover appears on days two and three, throwing everyone off schedule.

Life, huh? Always full of surprises. But that’s what makes it interesting, doesn’t it?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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