Max Verstappen Ready to ‘Press the Delete Button’ on Social Media after Racing

Published 01/01/2021, 8:40 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Race winner Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the press conference after the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Max Verstappen is one of the rising stars of Formula 1 and one of the primary contenders for a future champion. The 23-year-old driver joined Red Bull in 2016 and has shown the grit and determination required to claim the world title.

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Verstappen wrapped up the 2020 season with a commanding win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He won the season finale with a margin of about 25 seconds and even joked about reducing the power towards the end of the race.

The young Dutchman has recently released a documentary about himself titled, ‘Whatever It Takes.’ However, Verstappen has always preferred to keep his life private, and he clarified the same in a recent interview.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

He said, “I’m not concerned with the followers. Even though I have over 20 million, what do I care? Who knows, once I’m done racing, whether I will press the delete button and not be heard much more.”

“I realise you can’t say everything. And I certainly don’t. I say it like it is, but I don’t say everything I think. I have such a moment every day, haha,” said the Dutch who is known for being honest and straightforward.

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Max Verstappen clarifies his stand on his public opinion

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the garage before qualifying FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Max Verstappen has always been open about his opinions and comments. Whether it’s about a driver, a race, or anything else, he always speaks his truth. He was also criticized this year for his comments on Lance Stroll during practice in Portimao.

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However, the Dutch clarified that he doesn’t worry much about his public opinion.

“You either like me or not. I always have that idea a bit. And you don’t have to look at me, do you? If you don’t like me, don’t do it. I think it’s more important what the people around me say to me. I don’t worry about anything anyway,” explained the Red Bull driver.

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Max Verstappen missed the P2 position in the standing by just nine points and he consistently split the Mercedes all season. The Dutch will hope that he can put the Silver Arrows under more pressure and close the gap to their drivers next season.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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