Max Verstappen thinks a lot of people take Formula 1 too seriously. The world championship leader underlines that every now and then it is important to let go of the royal class and enjoy other things.
Verstappen is first asked by the BBC about what the first world title would mean for him. “It is the ultimate dream and my goal. However, I have said many times that missing out on the world title will not change my world. I am still very young and I am sure that there will be more opportunities for me. Of course you want to seize the opportunity when it comes, like this year. That’s what we’re trying to do now,” he sounds determined.
People take F1 too seriously
The Dutchman sometimes tries to clear his head outside the circuit as empty as possible and to be as busy as possible with racing and Formula 1. Verstappen thinks it is quite difficult for many people to let go of racing sometimes. “I think a lot of people take Formula 1 too seriously. For me it’s an important part of my life, but it’s also important to turn that off,” said the Red Bull driver.
Private and work separated
Verstappen continues his speech. “It’s important sometimes to focus on other things too. Doing things together with family and friends and not thinking about racing. I think some people think that things that happen on the track also affect personal life and that’s why I try to work and private as much as possible, because it shouldn’t be that way. It’s my job and I love it, but sometimes you have to be able to let it go.”