"Usually a regulation change spreads it apart. It might be ironic that 2020 might be the closest year we have, with a three-way battle, before everything changes for 2021."
Red Bull started 2019 with doubts over their ability to maintain pace with Mercedes and Ferrari as they switched to Honda power units, but Verstappen has continued to deliver strong results to keep them third in the standings.
"I have to say all compliments to Honda with all the progress they have made this year with performance.
"We have made good progress throughout the year, we have had a couple of wins, we have achieved a couple of poles although only started on pole once, and we have been contender to win a few races this year.
"In Monaco we were very competitive, Hungary as well, we were in a position potentially to win that race, and [in the United States] again we have been that competitive.
"So we are on the right trajectory. It is important that we carry the momentum into the winter and then into the beginning of next year."
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