Verstappen wants fast start in 2019
Max Verstappen thinks he could challenge for the 2019 world championship, but only if the Red Bull-Honda package is fast right from the start.
Over the past months, the Dutchman has warned that while Honda could ultimately develop a front-running engine for Red Bull, the package might not be ready to win right from the start in 2019.
"We need to make sure that from the start we are a little bit closer so we can actually start fighting with them a bit sooner," said Verstappen, referring to Red Bull's efforts to take on Mercedes and Ferrari in 2019.
"It seems like we keep our car progressing in a good way throughout the season, which helped us out at the end of last season and also the season before.
"We just need to be a little bit sooner than at the end of the season," he added.
The Frenchman says "things look really promising" for the first year of the new Red Bull-Honda collaboration.
"Honda are working really hard," said Gasly. "They really want to make the best out of this situation.
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