Max Verstappen warns Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc of ‘unfinished business’ in Baku

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MAX VERSTAPPEN leads the world championship however has had a run of unhealthy luck on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen makes delicate dig at Lewis Hamilton

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Max Verstappen has warned Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc that he has ‘unfinished enterprise’ on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a run of unhealthy outcomes on the circuit. Verstappen was on target to win the race final 12 months earlier than a late puncture noticed him crash out in direction of the top of the race.

It was the Dutchman’s third retirement from 4 begins on the Baku circuit as his horrible run continues. He has solely crossed the road as soon as, to complete fourth, that means he has by no means secured a win or podium there.

However, Verstappen warned he has ‘unfinished enterprise’ as he vows to proper the wrongs of 12 months in the past. He mentioned: “I’m trying ahead to returning to Baku, now we have some unfinished enterprise there after final 12 months.

“It’s a tough observe with huge braking zones and a good run-off, discovering the perfect set-up for the automotive will probably be troublesome by way of ensuring we get the proper wing stage. It’ll even be attention-grabbing to see if we are able to make our one lap efficiency higher for qualifying as we’ve been missing somewhat.

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Max Verstappen warns Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc of 'unfinished business' in Baku

Max Verstappen has ‘unfinished enterprise’ at Baku (Picture: Getty)

“It’s nice that Checo has signed a contract extension with the group, it’s good to have the continuity and I get on very well with him.” Compared, Hamilton has had higher success with one win and a second-place end to his identify.

Nonetheless, the seven-time champion additionally had a race to overlook final season after blowing his probability to attain huge factors. Hamilton tousled the restart after Verstappen’s crash, going straight on at flip one to blow his probability of a win or at the very least a podium.

The incident dropped him exterior the highest 10 and he got here by way of to attain no factors in fifteenth place. Nonetheless, Verstappen’s largest menace this weekend is Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who lies simply 9 factors behind him on this planet championship.

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Max Verstappen warns Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc of 'unfinished business' in Baku

Max Verstappen suffered a puncture in direction of the top of the race final 12 months (Picture: Getty)

The stress is now on Ferrari with the Monegasque not successful for the reason that Australian Grand Prix again in April. Leclerc additionally has demons he’ll need to get the higher of this weekend.

The Ferrari star regarded on target for pole on the 2019 race earlier than crashing out in Q3, scuppering his probabilities of securing a primary profession win. He has additionally by no means scored a podium on the Baku circuit with fourth final 12 months his finest end result.


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