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Verstappen: 'If I didn't win the title it wouldn't make my life miserable'

Verstappen: 'If I didn't win the title it wouldn't make my life miserable'

23-06-2021 13:48 Last update: 16:06
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Max Verstappen is motivated to win the world championship this year with Red Bull Racing. In an interview with Crash.net The Dutchman says he won't let Formula 1 rule his life completely.

“Even if I wouldn’t [win a title], it’s not going to make my life more miserable or whatever,” he told the site. “I’m doing what I enjoy and you need luck in your life to be at the right place at the right time for a long time and some eras are longer than others."

“Sometimes there’s more competition and you have years where you are fighting for a title with different teams, and sometimes it’s just like proper domination by one team, but you see it in every sport. If you are in the wrong era, I wouldn’t say you are fucked, but there is less of a chance that you can reach those statistics. For me, it doesn’t define the greatest driver ever."

Private life separate from Formula 1

Verstappen doesn't feel the need to set specific goals for himself. This season is the first time the Dutchman actually has a chance of winning the championship. Previously, the team of Mercedes was too dominant.

“I just want to win as many races as I can. Of course I hope to win a championship but if I don’t, at the end of the day, I still love what I’m doing and that’s what is most important. It’s a bit different to a marathon, like running,” Verstappen added. “We are so dependent on material at the end of the day that you need to have the whole package to succeed."

“If that was my only chance at getting one and I got it, of course I would be very happy [because] F1 is just one part of your life,” he said. “I think a lot of people think of it too seriously. Everything that happens in F1, if you are not performing there or you are not happy, it influences their private life and I don’t think it should."

“I have a good private life besides F1 and for me, that works really well to keep those two separate,” finished the Dutchman.

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