Max Verstappen has predicted that Kevin Magnussen will not cause him any problems at the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix sprint race with the Haas star brutally sent off.

Verstappen claimed he was not worried about starting behind the Dane after Magnussen secured the pole on Friday.

The Dutchman commented on the question of whether Magnussen can make the start of the race more difficult. However, the reigning champion just replied,

The Red Bull driver appeared to take another dig at the Haas star as soon as he got out of the car.

He indicated that he was still in front of Red Bull's "proper opposition" and admitted that the Moments later he benefited from the spin of George Russell,

which raised a red flag just as the rain worsened. Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton set out for a scrutineering drive when the session restarted,

It meant no one was able to get another chance to beat Haas' time, giving the team their first pole position in the sport. However,

Magnussen added: "It's unbelievable. It's just been an amazing journey. It's unbelievable, thank you. Maximum attack, let's do something fun."