Verstappen targeting 4th in championship in AD

F1i 13:10 19/11/2016
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Max Verstappen.

The 19-year-old heads to Abu Dhabi in fifth place in the standings, five points behind Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. With team-mate Daniel Ricciardo having already secured third place in the championship, Verstappen says his aim for the final race is to ensure both Red Bull drivers beat the Ferraris.

“I just try to get a very good result,” Verstappen told a Hisense Facebook Live session. “I’m still fighting for fourth in the championship so hopefully we can have a go at that. Hopefully the track will suit our car but we’ve still got to wait and see how that’s going to pan out, but I’m quite confident.”

Verstappen is targeting Vettel having had a number of disagreements with the four time world champion this season, but when asked how their relationship is the Dutch driver replied: “Good.

“We had a phone call as well [after Mexico] and I think we cleared a lot of stuff and that was fine. I think the relationship is good, no real issues there. No, absolutely not [any hard feelings] At the end of the day we are racing drivers so we get over it very quickly.”

Verstappen is currently the youngest winner of an F1 race but Vettel holds the title of youngest world champion at 23 years old. Asked if he has set himself a target of breaking any other records, Verstappen insists it is not something he thinks about.

“No, absolutely not. I just wait and see. You need a bit of luck as well, you need to be in the right car to achieve those things. So I just need to wait and see what happens in the future, I just try and do the best possible job I can every year and every race.”

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