The current champion believes that the German team will be able to join the fight for victories until the end of the season.
After winning seven driver’s and eight constructor’s titles in the period from 2014 to 2021, the popular silver arrows failed to have a good start to the season this year as the W13 showed that it was lagging behind its biggest competitors. As the races progressed, Mercedes managed to improve their form, where Lewis Hamilton managed to record the fourth podium in a row for his team at the Austrian Grand Prix. That is why the current champion believes that their biggest rivals from last year could join the fight for the top.
“They are much better than at the start of the season, but they still have to improve.” said Max Verstappen. “They are not bad in pace per lap, but on Sunday I managed to get away from them quite easily. The same goes for us and for Ferrari. It’s all about the details that make the difference in the end. Now at this moment we are not fighting with Mercedes. I think it would be different if he fought Lewis Hamilton again. Maybe it all happens again at the end of the season. We’ll see.”