Verstappen about connection with father Jos: "See him as a father and as a friend"

08-08-2020 09:00 | Updated: 08-08-2020 09:20
Verstappen about connection with father Jos: See him as a father and as a friend

Max Verstappen has elaborated on how his mentality fits together in Formula 1. The driver who already managed to win eight Grands Prix at the age of 22 states that he always strives for the maximum. Verstappen also comments on his relationship with father Jos Verstappen.

"I'm always fine-tuning. It's not like you're gonna wake up one day and suddenly see the light. As a driver you keep developing yourself," says Verstappen about the process he is going through. In an interview with De Telegraaf, the Limburger states that he is still learning in Formula 1. "Not only in terms of speed on the track but also in terms of building up a weekend, for example. I've never felt the pressure."

Verstappen is on his way to his first world title in the king's class of motorsport in any case very honest towards himself and his surroundings. "If it's good then it's good, if it's bad then it's bad. My father is also so straightforward. He never said: "You must and will win now. No, I had to do my best and do everything I could. That's what it's all about. If I had done that and it led to second place, I would have," says the Red Bull Racing driver.

Max and Jos talk a lot

Where Jos was often to be found on the paddock in the past year, this will be different in 2020 because of the coronary restrictions. However, this does not mean that the former Formula 1 driver is no longer involved in the project. "We talk to each other every day, about anything and everything. About the things I do, but also about the set-up of the car. I see him as a father and as a friend. That's how I've always seen him. And always will be. Father, friend and a very good coach", concludes Verstappen.

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