Verstappen says Spain, not Brazil, his best F1 race

Max Verstappen says the Spanish Grand Prix remains his best Formula 1 race to date, despite his impressive charge to third in Brazil.

The Red Bull driver earned widespread praise after the Interlagos race following his drive from 14th to a podium slot in very difficult conditions.

But Verstappen insists his Spanish GP win - which came in his first race with Red Bull - remains the highlight of his career so far.

"No, my best race is still Spain of course, because it's a victory," Verstappen said on Wednesday when asked if Brazil had been his best race in F1 so far.

"In terms of overtaking, it [Brazil] is definitely one of the best.

"For me Barcelona is still the most special moment, that doesn't change. Brazil was very good, but different. Completely different circumstances as well.

"I've had a few good ones, so it's not up to me to decide. At the end of the day for me it doesn't really matter. You just try to do it in the fastest and best way possible."

Verstappen, who was running second in Brazil before Red Bull decided to make him pit for different tyres, reckons Mercedes will be out of reach in this weekend's finale in Abu Dhabi.

"It will be difficult. For us the main target is the third position if nothing happens to Mercedes. They're just too strong at the moment," he said.

Additional reporting by Frankie Mao

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Max Verstappen
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