Verstappen eyeing race wins


Max Verstappen hopes to be battling for Formula One race victories in the coming years after enjoying a promising debut campaign with Toro Rosso.

Verstappen became the youngest ever F1 driver earlier in 2015 when he made his debut as a 17-year-old at the Australian Grand Prix, and has gone on to win 47 points this season.

He has enjoyed nine top-10 finishes over the 17 races, including fourth in Hungary and United States, and those experiences have made him hungry to go a step better and earn a podium in the future.

"I'm never in a hurry but, of course, if you have two fourth places you're very close to the podium, you want to be on it," he said.

"But I still have a lot of things to learn and I'm pretty happy where I am right now - but hopefully in a couple of years I can fight for victories. I think everybody wants that."

Verstappen - who has yet to be confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver for next season - goes into the penultimate race of the year in Brazil pleased with his first campaign and feels he has grown since his Melbourne debut.

He added: "I'm pretty happy with how the whole season went in general.

"I improved in everything. Qualifying I think especially, that's all going well now but all the areas, especially with the help of the team.

"It's going much better and I expected it to be like that because I am still very young and I have a lot of things to learn."