“When I Am a D*ckhead You Can Tell Me”: Verstappen Explains Brutal Red Bull F1 Approach

Published 07/03/2021, 4:56 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg , Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wearing a protective face mask during a press conference after qualifying in pole position FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Max Verstappen is currently in the form of his life. The 23-year-old leads the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, in the drivers’ championship and poses a major threat his dominance.

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Currently in his seventh season in F1, despite being just 23 years old, the Dutchman is honest and unafraid to speak his mind out in front of his team.

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What did Max Verstappen say?

Verstappen‘s openness and fearless to speak behavior make him stand out among drivers in Formula 1.

“I am straight to the point. When I think it’s sh*t, it’s sh*t. When it’s good, it’s good. That’s how I interact with the team,” he said, ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

“That’s what I say to the team: ‘You can say the same to me, when I am a d**khead you can tell me.’ When I f**k up, I f**k up. When I do good, I do good.”

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wearing a protective face mask as he celebrates qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger.

Furthermore, the 23-year-old believes if he has the competitive car at his disposal, he’s not shy to fight for the world championship.

“I knew if I had a car capable of fighting for the title I would be up there and that is showing,” said Verstappen.

“It’s a natural thing. I know what I have to do to be quick on a track. I don’t need to over think or stress out about a lot of things to be quick.”

The Dutchman looks for another victory at Red Bull Ring

With the first triple-header of the season is on the verge of an end, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen would want to finish it on a high note. Considering his recent red hot form, he would be the favorite again to win the Austrian GP, his third consecutive win this season. He is leading the win count this season, with a 4:3 advantage over title rival and defending champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 2, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger.

After emerging victorious at Styrian GP, Verstappen extended his lead over the seven-time world champion by 18 points in the driver’s standing. And certainly, look to further extend his lead in Red Bull‘s backyard this weekend.

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What do you think? Can Max Verstappen break Lewis Hamilton’s dominance this season? Let us know in the comments section below.

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