Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen was voted the most popular Formula 1 driver in a worldwide fan survey. The Dutchman is happy about it, but also makes it clear: He’s fighting for other reasons.
Max Verstappen proves that he has a lot of self-confidence not only on the racetrack. Even off the slopes, the fast Dutchman is not afraid of remaining true to himself. The direct manner of the young Red Bull Racing star is not only well received by many GP colleagues and journalists, the fans also celebrate the world championship leader, who does not mince words when it comes to his personal opinion.
It comes as no surprise to many that Verstappen took first place in the list of the most popular GP participants in the latest Formula 1 fan survey. The GP star himself jokes on this subject: “My life is complete now, that’s what I’ve always wanted to achieve and now I can happily retire!”
The 24-year-old adds a little more seriously: “Of course it’s always nice when the fans vote for me, but that’s why I don’t race, I don’t do it to be well received. I’m here to take GP victories and do my best. But of course I’m happy that some people like me. ”
Verstappen does not want to give a forecast for the upcoming race in Austin: “This is a new circuit and a new surface, I also prepared myself in the simulator and it felt good. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow, “he explains, and adds:” It’s a good circuit, the first sector is especially cool in qualifying, and there is a lot going on in the race at the end of the second sector and the beginning of the third sector . You can choose different lines and it’s a track that you can definitely overtake. I think that’s what makes this train so special.”