Max Verstappen will not please Carlos Sainz at Silverstone, the championship leader says he will not change his approach, he is racing for the win.
Sainz will start Sunday’s British Grand Prix from pole position, his first F1 pole in a qualifying session.
But while he dreams of turning that into an inaugural race win, the Ferrari driver yet to take the top step of the podium wants to be Verstappen and continue Red Bull’s run.
The Dutchman will join Sainz on the front row of the grid, chasing a seventh straight win for Red Bull, and his seventh this season.
He sees no reason to stay behind.
“The goal is always to score points and of course always as much as you can,” he said, “and that’s how I’ve approached every race so far, so I don’t see why this race should suddenly be different.
“If I get the chance to go for it, I will definitely go for it. That’s how it goes in F1.
“There are still so many races left where you have to score a lot of points to have a chance at the championship.”
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There is a slim chance of rain during Sunday’s grand prix, the forecast says 12 percent at the start and that falls to less than 10 in the second half.
The teams have no idea of their race pace, their long-distance runs on Friday were also limited by the weather.
“Everyone only did one long run of about four laps [on Friday]’, team principal Christian Horner told Motorsport.com. “That makes the race pace an unknown factor for everyone, although it is positive for us that thanks to Checo we have two cars in front.
“If it’s going to be a completely dry race, strategy and tire wear will be crucial.”
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko is counting on Red Bull to be the fastest in race trim.
“Overtaking is difficult here,” he told Sky Germany.
“We are in second and fourth place, so strategically and tactically there is still a lot to do.
“I think we will at least be faster in terms of race pace.”