With the Dutchman having actually come off the rear of a motivating very first period for his Milton Keynes- based group with Honda, which netted 3 success, his views are established on having the ability to test for the globe champion this year.
And although primary opponent Hamilton remained in fantastic type in 2015 as he ordered his 6th F1 title, Verstappen states that points will certainly be extremely various if Red Bull can begin taxing the Briton.
“It’s very car dependent, of course in F1” stated Verstappen throughout a Red Bull media occasion inLondon “At the very least when you can place the stress on them, obviously, it’s a whole lot more difficult for the person.
“If you never ever actually have stress, after that you can constantly drive it with 97/98 percent as well as you never ever make blunders, or simply have one [bad] weekend break out of 21 or 22.
“So also if we begin within 2 tenths, you recognize, you can actually install the stress. And obviously, I wish to begin instantly there due to the fact that after that it’s actually on.”
While Hamilton’s 6th title success has actually secured his area as one of F1’s biggest ever before vehicle drivers, Verstappen claim he does not check out the Briton as a person that can not be beat.
“Lewis is very good, he is definitely one of the best, but he is not God,” stated theDutchman “Maybe God is with him but he’s not God.”
Verstappen states that the state of mind inside Red Bull declares regarding the initiatives they have actually transformed the winter season.
“I think last year already it was good, especially in a transition year like we had, it was very promising,” he stated. “We actually wish to install an obstacle to particularly Mercedes as well as I believe we can do that.
“Of training course we need to wait as well as see from screening, but I’m significantly eagerly anticipating it. Everybody’s terminated up. Everybody’s extremely determined, particularly additionally coming off in 2015 in the long run. You recognize, I believe we were extremely affordable.
“We understood where we needed to deal with but you recognize, you can not address that within 2, 3 weekend breaks, so due to the fact that we attempted a couple of points to discover as well as recognize for this year, we are operating in the best instructions.
“But obviously currently it’s additionally approximately us to establish greater than Mercedes as well as Ferrari throughout the winter season. We need to begin solid from the extremely initial race, we need to exist.”
And while he recommends that Hamilton can be rattled by being placed under even more stress this year, Verstappen assumes that his Red Bull group runs to its finest when tension degrees are high.
“It’s under pressure situations like in Brazil, for example, but also some other difficult races like in Germany, that you can see that the team is really excelling compared to the others,” he stated.
“So I’m also looking forward to when we get that fight and we are really close, and I’m pretty sure that we can do better.”
Red Bull will certainly shakedown its brand-new cars and truck at Silverstone on February 12.