Max Verstappen's records will mean nothing without titles, admits Jos Verstappen

08-11-2019 11:30
by Bobby Vincent
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Max Verstappen's records will mean nothing without titles, admits Jos Verstappen

Max Verstappen, at such a young age still, has set numerous Formula 1 records already in his career; but they will all be meaningless unless he can start winning titles, his father Jos has admitted.

The 22-year-old is the youngest ever driver in a Grand Prix; youngestever points-scorer and winner in Formula One history and also passed 100 race starts in the USA recently.

However, Verstappen has been at Red Bull, who, in recent years, have been behind Mercedes and Ferrari in terms of pace and have failed to sustain a purposeful title challenge.

Father Jos has admitted that all of the records will eventually be broke and forgotten, unlike titles that stay in the memory forever, in an interview with De Telegraaf: "We don't need the record for the most number of races. We have to become the world champion."

Verstappen has recorded two race victories this season, firstly in Austria at Red Bull's home circuit, and then at a rain-struck German Grand Prix, where the Dutchman held his nerve in the tricky conditions.

His future at Red Bull remains uncertain, but he is almost definitely going to be with the Milton Keynes-based squad for the 2020 season, but if he is serious about his title credentials, he might look elsewhere to the likes of Mercedes or Ferrari.

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