Max Verstappen Refuses to Seek Advice from Kelly Piquet’s Father in F1 Title Fight

Published 06/10/2021, 5:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with girlfriend Kelly Piquet Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


Earlier this year, Max Verstappen officially revealed his relationship with Brazilian model, Kelly Piquet, who also turns out to be the daughter of 3-time F1 world champion, Nelson Piquet.

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Much like his relationship with Kelly, things are looking very promising for Verstappen on the track amidst the pursuit of his first championship title in F1. However, there is no denying that he is feeling the heat from reigning world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

Hence, one might wonder, will the Dutchman ever knock on the doors of his Nelson Piquet in the search of tips and tricks to fend off Hamilton’s threats?

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Well, although Verstappen hailed Nelson as a legend, he is quite keen on making his own choices as far as racing is concerned.

What did Max Verstappen say?

As reported by GP Blog, the 2021 championship leader opened up about why he doesn’t need Nelson’s advice amidst the rising threat from Hamilton.

Of course he’s a legend in Formula 1,” he said. “It is my own career. I make my own choices and I will never compare myself to other drivers. That just suits me better.”

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with girlfriend Kelly Piquet Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

The Brazilian legend holds onto one of the most impressive records in F1 with the three title victories standing out quite evidently.

Apart from that, Nelson has also secured a total of 60 podiums, out of which, 23 are race wins. He has also been on pole for an impressive 24 times. Nelson churned out most of these successes while racing at the Brabham F1 team.

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As F1 awaits the arrival of the French Grand Prix, a lot of the fans are wondering whether Verstappen will be able to stop Hamilton. Well, the task, despite sounding gettable, could actually be a herculean task in reality for the Dutchman.

Le Castellet returned to the F1 calendar after 9 years in 2018. Since then, only one driver has seen the chequered flag in P1.

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Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Nacho Doce

And it is none other than the 7-time World Champion, Lweis Hamilton. So, there is no denying that Red Bull will be wary of Mercedes’ threat over the weekend in France.

But, the positive news for the Milton Keynes outfit is that Verstappen finds himself in blazing hot form. With powerful Honda engines at his back, and Sergio Perez’s morale-boosting win in Baku, things are finally looking up for Red Bull.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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