Max moves on to Sochi: 'Have to put Mugello behind us'

Published on 22 September 2020 by Niels Hendrix

We’re into the second half of the season and Russia is the first standalone race after the last three triple headers. How are you feeling? Max: “I think it was good for everyone in the Red Bull team to have a weekend off but I’m looking forward to getting back to racing, especially after not actually doing a lap in the race at Mugello. It is of course not nice leaving a race weekend in that way, especially when I think we had a good chance of more than just a podium but we have to put that behind us.”

Max continues: “We have of course discussed the issues as a team and everybody is working in the same direction and trying to fight for every possibility in every single race that we can. I think we made some positive steps with the car at Mugello and it was of course good to see Alex on the podium for the first time. We won’t stop fighting for wins and podiums.”

What are the key things to look for at this track? Max says: “It’s not going to be easy in Sochi and it has not been a favourite for us with a lot of long straights and the competition behind will be close. The track is pretty unique as most of the corners are 90 degrees which we don’t usually experience. So we need to make sure we get the set-up just right, especially for certain slow corners to maximise the exit before the straights. It’s also not the easiest place to overtake, but let’s hope this weekend I won’t need to do too much overtaking and that we can get a good result.”