However, the Dutchman is clearly desperate to take advantage of his far superior RB19 car by winning as many races as possible, knowing that he might potentially be able to break into the top three on the all-time list of race victories by the end of 2023.
Now, he has said that the team need to learn from the issues that he faced on his way to victory in Austin.
“We changed the brakes after yesterday and it was not good, I had no good feeling under braking, and I couldn’t really get on top of it for the whole race,” Verstappen told Sky Sports F1 after the race.
“This is something we need to understand because when you are not very confident around here under braking you just don’t have a nice feeling under braking and when you come off it.
“It can cost you quite a bit of lap time so it was a bit more difficult than I expected.
“I’ve never really struggled in braking so far in my F1 career but today it definitely was a problem.”
Verstappen and Red Bull will now be travelling South as F1 prepares for the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.
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