“I always enjoy to go back to China. It’s a special place and it’s a very nice track, he said, before getting sidetracked by the country's other attractions.
"The food, I mean, I have good experience of it already in Holland but you always have to try the real stuff when you are in China.
"I do have to be careful with my diet not to eat too much Chinese though, as I really like it!
"The country has a lot of history and I would actually quite like to visit the giant pandas sometime.
"I’m just looking forward to going there at this early stage of the season," he added. "Everything is still very new and nothing has really been decided yet."
Verstappen's team mate Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to bounce back after a poor start to his season. He was more focussed on the racing, and admitted that he hadn't always been a fan of the venue.
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