Max receives third place trophy: 'Especially the last one was great.'

Published on 18 December 2020 by Mike Motilall

In this extraordinary year, the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony was held virtually because of the limitations imposed on gatherings as a consequence of the covid-19 pandemic. During the event, which was held in the InterContinental Hotel in Geneva, champions from the different fields of international motorsport are honoured.

Just like last year, Max Verstappen has also been invited due to the fact that he finished third in the Formula 1-world championship standings. Max received his trophy in the marvelous Automobile Club of Monaco.

“It’s been an interesting season and it's still very impressive that we got the seventeen races in. It was very busy, very demanding especially for the mechanics”, says Max. “But we had really interesting races and a few good podiums and two wins. Especially the last one was a great one for Red Bull: we head into the Winter having won the last race. Everybody of course is very motivated to try and do better next year.”

Max continues: “Of course when we started the season we wanted to try and fight for the championship but quite quickly realized that was not possible. From there onwards we tried to reset and I just tried to make the car better and make the engine faster, so learn throughout the season basically. I am already very excited for next year.”

Max concludes: “I would like to thank Red Bull Racing and Honda for all their hard work. Let’s make it happen that we can be faster again next year. Also many thanks to the fans worldwide for their support and nice messages. Hopefully we will be able to see the fans back on the tracks again next year.”