Verstappen and Gasly have equal driver status according to the young Dutchman

06-05-2019 08:04
by Matt Gretton
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Verstappen and Gasly have equal driver status according to the young Dutchman

Max Verstappen has been inside the Red Bull garage for four seasons and has achieved four results inside the top four this season. But that doesn't make him believe he's the number one driver at Red Bull.

The young Dutchman was rather humble about the situation despite his much less experienced teammate. Pierre Gasly is currently level on points with Sergio Perez in the standings, a whopping 38 points down on Verstappen.

Since Daniel Ricciardo's departure in the summer, Verstappen still sees himself as an equal driver with his teammate.

"I don’t see myself as a first driver and nobody in the team mentioned that. We both get equal opportunities and I am just doing what I was doing also last year, giving the right feedback back to the team and then it is up to the team to bring new parts," Verstappen said in a conversation with F1Technical.

"So from my side, not a lot has changed, of course, you gain experience. I would be wrong to change something. It would mean that you were not doing the right things the year before.”

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