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Verstappen: I can be "even better" with F1 title calibre car.
"I think once you are in that position anyway, with having a car to fight for the title, everything becomes a lot easier," said Verstappen.
"Of course, there's pressure to win a championship, because you're fighting other people.
"But, overall, I think it's a much better situation to be in, than always just not. Because then you have to take a lot more risks all the time to try and get a good result out of it.
"You have to risk it a bit more in lap one or a certain area in the race. And then of course, mistakes can happen.
"So, I'm just looking forward and hoping of course that I have a car to be in a championship fight, because then that's I think where I am even better, because then it's a lot nicer and a lot easier to deal with."
"It's very different [being in a title fight]," he explained. "Of course, that scenario, you don't need to win every single battle or race. But that's a natural thing.
"It doesn't mean that [because] I didn't win a title, for example, that I don't understand that. Because I think I won many titles in go-karting and it's basically the same - you choose your battles.
"Also, I only had one attempt of winning a title in F3 [in 2014, where he finished third in the European Formula 3 championship won by Alpine driver Esteban Ocon], and of course, yeah, it didn't happen."