Max Verstappen says that, although he appreciates the continued support from his Dutch fans, many of whom will be in attendance at the next race in Austria, their cheering will ultimately not inject his car with more power - which is what he needs to compete.
The Red Bull man started and finished the French Grand Prix in fourth position, but failed to put significant pressure on the top three for a podium position.
He is one of the best-supported drivers on the grid, with fans from the Netherlands regularly found at races draped in orange.
With the Dutch GP coming back next year it will be a sure-fire Verstappen-fest, but Austria marks the home race of his team, Red Bull, in this calendar, meaning he will have plenty of fans there too.
Verstappen, however, says that the support from fans doesn’t generate into much-needed power.
“I'm gonna be realistic and say it'll be difficult,” he said of his chances in the upcoming Austrian GP.
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