Verstappen plays down chances of Spa 2022 fightback repeat

Max Verstappen has attempted to cool hopes of a race victory after his shock elimination from the Saudi Arabian Formula 1 qualifying. The Dutchman will start the race from P15 after a suspected driveshaft issue ended his qualifying efforts. The reigning champion had looked in fine form before the shock elimination. Given the pace of the Red Bull shown in Jeddah, Verstappen was asked about his chances of achieving a podium finish, or maybe even winning the race altogether. "Starting around that spot [in Saudi Arabia] is normally a bit of chaos on the first lap," Verstappen explained to media,…

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