Wet Brazilian GP better for RBR - Verstappen
5 November 2017 – Max Verstappen believes that wet weather would be preferable for Red Bull at next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, doubting the squad's front-running pace in dry conditions.
Red Bull has made strides across the second half of the campaign, with Verstappen claiming dominant wins in Malaysia and Mexico, having also chased Lewis Hamilton to the flag in Japan.
Verstappen, though, is cautious over Red Bull's prospects in dry conditions at Interlagos, and reckons inclement weather would aid its hopes.
Last year, Verstappen starred in torrential rain at the venue, pulling off a sequence of overtakes en route to third spot, behind Mercedes pair Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
"We are looking for another strong performance at Interlagos following a really fun race in the wet last year," said Verstappen.
"I really enjoyed 2016, there were some great battles and overtakes which resulted in a hard-earned podium.
"I also had a big moment near pit lane entry which was a close call, I managed to save it and carry on to achieve a good result.
"As you would expect I'm hoping for another damp race weekend.
"I don't think we can be as competitive there in the dry, especially with the elevation changes on the straight, it is not our strongest point."
Daniel Ricciardo echoed team-mate Verstappen's comments, and is also eyeing a "standout" result, having typically struggled at the circuit.
Ricciardo has scored points only twice in six attempts at Interlagos, taking 10th spot in 2013 and a low-key eighth in 2016.
"Last year in the wet was fun and I wouldn't mind some more rain this year as I know I could do better," said Ricciardo.
"I'm positive I can get a good result there but as of yet I haven't really had a stand out race in Brazil, hopefully that will change this year.
"The circuit itself isn't what I typically look for in a track.
"It doesn't have any notable high-speed corners which I usually really enjoy, it is quite slow and short which isn't that exciting, that doesn't mean I will try any less for a strong result though."