Max Verstappen has apprenticed Red Bull to “risk a little more” at the final four contest of 2019 and beyond.
The Honda-powered aggregation has collapsed abaft Mercedes and Ferrari in the closing allocation of the season, so Dutchman Verstappen told Ziggo Sport: “We don’t accept abundant to lose.
“We could absolutely accident a little more. I achievement I could again accomplish the footfall and authorize in advanced of Mercedes or Ferrari,” the Dutchman added.
Verstappen, 22, is blockage at the aggregation in 2020, but the character of his assistant is beneath clear. Both Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon accept been trialled as Daniel Ricciardo’s backup this year.
“Last year, we were able to analysis two altered setups on Friday, again aces the best one and go in a assertive direction,” Verstappen explained.
“But if you accept a rookie, you cannot apprehend him to assignment on the bureaucracy appropriate from the start. He aboriginal has to familiarise himself with the track.
“Currently, it’s generally up to me to try altered things with bound clue time.”
But Verstappen said that’s not the alone problem.
“This year was a bit added difficult for us, maybe additionally because of the new advanced wing,” he said. “We accept to analyse that in detail in the winter.”