Verstappen thrilled by fourth position

By on Sunday, October 25, 2015
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Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen hailed a 'great result' for the outfit after he secured fourth position, equalling the best finish of his nascent Formula 1 career.

Verstappen fought with the Ferrari drivers early on and managed a set of Option tyres throughout the dry stage of the race to collect fourth place, moving to 10th in the championship.

"A fourth position is a great result, definitely the best we could do today, and I’m just really, really happy," he said.

"There were some very good battles out on track and I’d say this was the most complete ace of the season so far, everything worked out as it should have: I made no mistakes and the team did a perfect job with the strategy, making all the right calls.

"It was difficult to know when to make the move on to slick tyres, because you never want to go too early and lose time, so you just try and wait and see if someone else does it…

"When I heard over the radio that another car was on slicks and not doing too bad, I said okay, now we go.

"Once on the Softs, I didn’t risk much as I knew I had to look after the tyres and we managed to get to the end in a strong way. I’m delighted with today and I’d like to thank the team for all the efforts this weekend."

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