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F1 Bahrain GP: Verstappen ends Toro Rosso Bahrain jinx

Max Verstappen: I think we bounced back very strongly from the first weekend and the whole team did a fantastic job.
Max Verstappen successfully ended Toro Rosso's Bahrain Grand Prix jinx by scoring the team's first-ever points at the BIC last weekend.

Verstappen came through to finish sixth at the chequered flag, passing Felipe Massa in the closing stages, and then hailing the team for doing such a “fantastic job”.

His comments were in stark contrast to those he made two weeks ago, when he was a frustrated tenth in
Australia.

“I'm very happy with today's result!” Verstappen said. “I think we bounced back very strongly from the first weekend and the whole team did a fantastic job – a great strategy, good pit-stops… It all worked out perfectly, including our tyre management.

“The car was just doing what it had to do and felt good, we had great pace! It was an action-packed race and I really enjoyed it out there.

“To finish P6 is a fantastic way to finish the weekend and I'd like to thank the whole team for their excellent work.

“Also, this is the first time ever that the team scores points here in Bahrain, so I'm very happy to have changed this statistic – as I said before coming here, that was one of my objectives!” he concluded.
by Rob Wilkins



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02.04.2016 - Qualifying, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
03.04.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09
03.04.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
03.04.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
03.04.2016 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 and Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11
03.04.2016 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW38

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Hypoc

April 04, 2016 2:43 PM

With all the hypetrains this weekend almost forgot about Verstappen, fantastic result, first time in Toro Rosso's history to score points in Bahrain, a flawless race, some nice overtakes on Bottas and Kvyat. One of the three drivers of the weekend for me (others Wehrlein and Vandoorne), the future is bright when it comes to drivers.



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