Father and son Verstappen debate which era was harder

27-11-2020 10:46 | Updated: 27-11-2020 12:11
by GPblog.com
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Father and son Verstappen debate which era was harder

In a video from CarNext.com David Coulthard talks to Jos and Max Verstappen. In this video, the two Verstappen's disscused the differences between their periods in Formula 1 and what they would like to be different.

Which F1 car is more demanding?

The eternal discussion that will be held by Formula 1 fans is which cars were better. In the past, it may have been much harder for drivers to drive those F1 cars, but others think it is much harder in today's era. The youngest Verstappen thinks it is his.

"If you're good, I think you can adapt to any car. Whether it's a GT car or a Formula 1 car, you can just adapt again. My car is very different now than it was when I started in 2015 and I drive very differently now. You just adapt again," said Max. When Jos is asked what could be different in the current era, he knows immediately.

Verstappen's agree

"I'm not a fan of all those buttons on that wheel. I prefer it the way we used to have it. If I sometimes listen in on the onboard radio, I have no idea what they're talking about now and then. He has to adjust so much on his steering wheel now," said Jos says about all the different functions F1 drivers have on their steering wheels these days.

Max is also old school in that respect and agrees with his father. "You have a few positions in which you can set the engine and they have always remained the same. I've been with Red Bull for a number of years now, so I know exactly how that works. However, I prefer a normal engine. Then you can just go full throttle and you don't have to worry about that,"

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