Max Verstappen, winner of the last Grand Prix of the season: “Fifteen victories in a season, that’s incredible”

Max Verstappen (Red Bull, winner of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday): “It was a good race, everything came down to tire management. We did well with the medium tires and after that it was a question of going to the end with the hard ones. It’s great to win again here. Fifteen wins in a season is just incredible. We know that it will be difficult to reproduce such performances next year but it is a great motivation for 2023. “

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, 2nd): “I was 110% from the first to the last lap. We really had the perfect race, we couldn’t do better than that today. I knew my only chance to beat ”Checo” (Sergio Perez) was based on strategy and better tire management on our part and we did it perfectly, which allowed us to apply this strategy to a pit stop. I hope we will make progress next year to be able to fight for the title but considering where we were last year it is already a big step forward to achieve this season. We improved at the end of the season in terms of strategy, we still have work to do in terms of race pace because we are always in a little more difficulty on Sundays but we will work like crazy this winter to do better. »

Sergio Perez (Red Bull, 3rd): “It’s like that, it was too tight, it didn’t play out much but we can be satisfied all the same. I gave everything, the team too throughout the season and I am convinced that we will be even stronger next year. We lived through great moments, beautiful battles. I struggled a bit with tire management in the race all year but I hope we will be better next year in this area. »

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