“I Just Let Him Be” – Why Max Verstappen Backed out of Meeting Cristiano Ronaldo

November 26, 2020 6:55 pm

Max Verstappen had earlier stated that it is essential to always maintain a balance. In context to the tiresome 23 races calendar of 2021 set by FIA, the Red Bull No. 33 stated that it will be a tough job for the team crew.

Verstappen had a rigorous childhood. Hailing from parents actively involved in the motorsports scene, Max never bothered for flashlights and the silver screen. The checkered line is all that his mind focuses on. This is why he does not believe in pictures and autographs or celebrity life.

Speaking about his aversion to asking people for pictures, Max Verstappen recalled an instance a few weeks earlier when he bumped into soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“A few weeks back I was in Monaco and saw Ronaldo. Cristiano was on the boat next to us. Whatever, just let him do his thing.

“I don’t feel the urge to ask him for a selfie that I can post.”

The Dutchman added, “I just let him be.”

“I doubt he knows who I am. That’s fine by me. That’s great.

“I don’t want to bother him for a photo. Just let him and his family have fun. That’s why he is on the boat, he doesn’t want to be disturbed,” recalled Max Verstappen.

Max Verstappen is like Erling Haaland on screen

Max is one of the toughest drivers on track. Besides being the best to wield the tough Red Bull car, he has pure determination. His advent into the F1  circus was at the tender age of 17 and he has shocked the grid at several instances in this time.

Although he has claimed and covered a lot of ground in his initial years in the F1 circus, Max could never develop a close bond with fame. Talking of soccer and young bloods, you can match Max Verstappen to Erling Haaland in terms of screen presence.

It’s fun when people want to take a photo or get my autograph. I always ask them what they do with it.

“I never had that when I was young.

He added, “I didn’t want photos or autographs, I didn’t know what to do with them.”

Max Verstappen is a sensation and inspiration for kids dreaming to join the sport. Although the big man still has a few things to learn himself, he also holds a few things he could teach – his willpower, determination, and hard work. We should appreciate him because he is one of those few doing the feats way ahead of his age.

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