Verstappen has tempered such high expectation. He said: "It’s a very long season.
"We just have to keep on working very hard. I’m very happy with the result, of course, but we have to keep on improving because there’s still a lot of work to be able to keep doing this the whole season."
As for the fact the battle is with Hamilton, Verstappen added: "Of course. If I would be driving P10, it’s not enjoyable.
"It’s great to be fighting against Lewis, Mercedes who, I think, as a team, they have been so dominant and they’re very difficult to beat.
"So to be able to say, after two races in a row, we were very, very competitive, that’s very promising but no guarantees."
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