Max Verstappen says he felt fine after seating in one position while competing in 24hr sim race, as he doesn’t wish to get involved in media hype.
On a day when the FIA revealed of Red Bull using its right to review card for the F1 British GP penalty of Lewis Hamilton, his title rival Verstappen noted that he doesn’t wish to get into the media squabbling as he prepares for the Hungarian GP.
Christian Horner has been bitter about the British GP still and had all the intentions to appeal against the penalty of Hamilton, pushing for rather larger one. While it is now for the FIA stewards to decide when they meet online on Thursday.
In the meantime, Verstappen has been preparing for the Hungarian GP, by taking part in a 24hr sim race with Team Redline. Amid a busy year, his sim racing has lessened a bit, much like McLaren’s Lando Norris also limiting his time on Twitch.
For Verstappen, it was to test his body seating in the same position, while looking at the screen. He has some bruises still, but felt fine overall. “I’m happy to get back on track in Hungary this weekend, especially after the last race result,” he said. “I’m a little bruised of course but that’s normal after such a big impact but I’m training and feeling good.
“I did a 24hr sim race this week and it was a good test to see how my body would react to spending time sat in one position and behind screens for a long time, I felt absolutely fine which makes me feel positive heading into the weekend. I’m definitely ready to go again,” summed up Verstappen, as he didn’t wish to get into the media hype.
It is given that he and Hamilton will be asked loads of questions on Thursday, during the Hungarian GP press conference. The Dutch media has reported that the two have had a talk on phone, but it hasn’t been confirmed by either parties as yet.
But Verstappen is not looking too much into what happened and is focusing on the job at hand. “I don’t have much to say on all the media hype and to be honest I am not interested in getting involved in any of that,” he said. “I know what happened at Silverstone as I was in the car.
“Obviously I feel a certain way about how my race ended but now I’m just focusing on making sure we are the best we can be on track so we can stay ahead in the championship. The Team can take care of the official side of things and anything that needs looking into after the crash but my job is the same as always.
“I have to be the best I can and try to win on Sunday. I enjoy Hungary as a track and let’s hope there is a little less action on the way to the grid as the mechanics worked some sort of miracle to get my car out for the race last year,” summed up Verstappen.
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