Max Verstappen didn’t have the best race at the Singapore Grand Prix starting from P8 after a difficult qualifying, and after plenty of drama thanks to the poor track conditions, finished P7. Fans of the Red Bull driver have had a crazy race, with a podium even looking possible, but it wasn’t to be for the almost-world champion.
While it was possible for Verstappen to become the 2022 world champion this weekend, this possibility has been pushed back to the Japanese Grand Prix next week. So in post-race interviews, he discussed how this feels:
“Of course it was already a bad start,” Verstappen told ViaPlay after the race. “After that, I tried to overtake a few cars, but that was just very difficult. On this circuit, it’s just super difficult overtaking.”
Verstappen also made a mistake in the middle of the race, locking up and running off the track:
“It’s obviously not what you want, but there wouldn’t have been more than that fourth place anyway.”
Verstappen is now looking forward to putting this weekend behind him:
“It starts yesterday, of course, because that puts you in the middle of the pack. If you then also have a bad start then everything seems to go against you. It’s better to forget this race and move on to Japan.”