Verstappen: "The trophies were better ten years ago"

29-10-2020 18:27 | Updated: 29-10-2020 21:38
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Verstappen: The trophies were better ten years ago

Max Verstappen, with 40 podium finishes, is now familiar with the ceremony after a race. This season the Dutchman has won one race, but has recorded nine podium finishes.

The highest step

We know that Van Verstappen is generally satisfied with a third place, but that's not always the case. Whereas in the past he sometimes indicated that the lower positions did nothing for him, he now states that he does value them. This stems from becoming more mature and of course getting the most out of the situation.

In the Talking Bull podcast the Dutchman goes a little deeper into this: "It’s the most enjoyable when you of course are on the top step. But you also have to be realistic if it’s possible or not. Sometimes I’m also happy when I’m second or third. Just because you know that you got the best out of it and the other team or whatever is just to dominant to beat. So you just have to appreciate the podium. That’s for sure."

Boring trophies

One of the fixed parts is of course the presentation of the trophies. However, he is not really impressed by the prizes, the trophies of ten years ago are more beautiful in his eyes.

"To be honest, the trophies were better ten years ago. If I look at the trophy wall at Milton Keynes, I think the trophies were a lot better these days. I think sometimes now they are a bit boring. But at the end of the day, I don’t mind to much about the trophies. It’s more important to get the result."

"I have them at home, the Trophies, but I prefer to remember the moment that you finish first, second or third," concludes Verstappen, who puts the value on performance rather than what comes with it. As for the champagne, he says it depends on the situation, but he prefers to spray it around on podium rather than drink it.

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