“At the end of the day, I can’t control what they [Mercedes] are doing, so it’s more important to focus on ourselves and then try to get the best out of that and score as many points as possible every single weekend,” he told Sky F1.
“There are still a few races to go and a lot of things can happen.
“A few tracks, we know they might be a bit better for us – but I think, especially here in Turkey, it’s a bit of a question mark because last year it was not really representative – very low grip levels, and hopefully they have solved that for this year.
“I guess we have to find out tomorrow [Friday] how competitive we will be, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s nice to be here.”
With the cars offered by Mercedes and Red Bull so evenly matched, Verstappen was asked whether the 2021 Drivers’ Championship will be decided by the skill of the men piloting the respective cars.
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