Max Verstappen was the first driver to turn down Drive To Survive season 4 after feeling the show had portrayed him in the wrong light, and he still believes his races are more than enough to survive to entertain people. Several drivers have expressed their dismay at the portrayal of various events in the Netflix documentary, which includes former Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly.
Max Verstappen is a more straight forward personality who believes in performance on the track. The Dutchman wants to show his skills on track and not be involved in off-track drama.
In a recent interview, Verstappen said: “Even if there is no COVID I certainly won’t be doing more at the weekend because I’m there to race, I’m not there to entertain the crowd. I’ll entertain them by doing this at the racetrack.”
“Otherwise you will get angry, you will not feel good and it will harm your performance. So you have to do it the same way, the same approach as other race weekends,” he added.
Max Verstappen opens up on Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian GP return
With Formula 1 returning to Australia after 3 years, fans are excited and so are the drivers. Ex-Max Verstappen team-mate Daniel Ricciardo would certainly be thrilled to be back as he will finally be driving in front of his home crowd. When asked about it, Verstappen had a few words to say: “I always felt sorry for him because he was always so busy.”
“He never really got to enjoy it. Maybe he’s doing it differently now but I remember when he was here it was tough, he was super busy the week before the Grand Prix. So I hope for him that he can enjoy it at least a little bit more now because I think it’s very special to have a home grand prix‘ said Verstappen.
Max Verstappen’s position in the championship standings after 2 races isn’t something Red Bull and himself are happy about, but Max isn’t one to give up easily. Max wants to make sure he stays focused and so does his team.
“You also need the right people around you to manage you in it. Of course, as a driver, at some point you know what it takes to be comfortable in the car, and you really know how many commitments you can take care of in a weekend, but there are certain commitments you should be able to say no to. At the end of the day, you’re here to ride and race because that’s what you live for and that’s what you get paid for.” he added.
Max Verstappen outwitted Charles Leclerc in the DRS battle in Jeddah as the reigning champion came out on top. The Dutchman had a reliability issue in Bahrain that cost him a couple of vital points. However, he was back in the points with a P1 result in Jeddah.
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