F1: Max Verstappen targets ”realistic goal”

The very young Toro Rosso driver wants to score points for his first season in Formula 1.

On his end, Franz Tost, Toro Rosso team boss, tips Max Verstappen to promptly get on the scoreboard.

"Scoring points is a realistic goal for me," Max Verstappen told De Telegraaf.

"With finishes between eighth and 10th, I will basically be doing a good job. For anything higher than sixth, you need luck. Of course it can happen with rain, crashes and dropouts, but you cannot expect us to battle with Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Williams - they are all teams with much bigger budgets."

"Fortunately, the first wind tunnel results of our new car are good," he added in the Dutch newspaper.

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Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso. (Photo: WRi2)

Jos Verstappen's son is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

"Occasionally I hear or read things as if miracles are expected. But I'm a driver, not a magician. Wins or podiums are out of the question next season," to conclude Max Verstappen.

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