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Max Verstappen will be punching if he can’t challenge Lewis Hamilton, says Doornbos

Max Verstappen about his move to Red Bull

Max Verstappen will be punching the table if he is not given a car capable of challenging Lewis Hamilton this season, according to former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos.

“Max will know immediately how successful the new car can be, so I’ll be curious to see his face after a couple of laps behind the wheel,” Doornbos told Ziggo Sport.

“If he is disappointed straight away, Max will not hide it.

“He’ll immediately be punching the table with his fist.”

Doornbos has fired a warning to the former Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly.

“Pierre said that he is not coming to Red Bull to be the second driver, but I think it’s better to stay quiet,” he said.

“He has a chance to be in the top team, but at the moment for him, I think it’s better not to attract too much attention. Because he has no chance next to Verstappen.

“Of course, there are not many drivers in the paddock who would like to be Max’s teammate. Lewis Hamilton can talk about it, but it won’t happen.”

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