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Verstappen: COTA is all you'd want in a track

Verstappen: COTA is all you'd want in a track


Verstappen: COTA is all you'd want in a track

Verstappen: COTA is all you'd want in a track

Max Verstappen has praised the design and set-up of the Circuit of the Americas track, the location of this weekend's United States Grand Prix in Texas, saying the turns, straights, and flowing sectors combine to create all you need for a good circuit.

The track in Austin, Texas, has received positive comments from drivers over the years due to the overtaking opportunities, while the US GP is generally thought to be one of the more exciting races on the calendar due to the format of the circuit.

Verstappen reckons the experience of the US GP is "unique".

“As always I am really looking forward to getting back to the US," the Dutchman told the official Formula 1 site.

"COTA is really fun to drive, it has long fast straights, slow tight corners and quick flowing sectors, all you want from a race track in one.

"The trickiest part is probably Turn 1 as you are blind to the apex coming up the hill. When we race in America it is always unique to any other round, as you saw last year with the driver presentation they always go the extra mile.

As is commonplace, the drivers will take in some of the local delicacies on the menu in the location of the current race, and in this case, Verstappen is looking forward to getting tucked into some meat.

"While staying in Austin there are so many options for good food, the meat and BBQ restaurants make you venture out and get stuck in," he continued.

"This year I will stop off in Miami for an event on the way to Austin so I’m excited to see a bit more of the country and sample a few of their local dishes.”

Last year's GP in the United States was a controversial one for Verstappen as he finished in P3 only to be given a five-second penalty from the stewards for exceeding track limits while attempting a successful overtake on Kimi Raikkonen.

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