Max Verstappen, hailed as the next big thing in Formula One, isn’t quite having a good time this season. He’s had crashes , DNFs and just a couple of third places to show for himself. Compared to him, his team mate, Daniel Ricciardo, has already won two races. Despite this, everyone acknowledges and hails the talent Max Verstappen is, often equating him to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
Post his third place finish at the Canadian Grand Prix, he was inquired whether he had plans to leave Red Bull in the future and replace Kimi Raikkonen if and when the Finn retires from F1. Responding to this, Max Verstappen gave one of the cheekiest responses possible.
“How old is Kimi? 37?” he asked Vettel.
“37, 38? He could be my Dad. I don’t know, time will tell. I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m very happy where I am at the moment and also, you know, we have a great car but I’m just waiting for the full package to be able to challenge every single weekend for victories, because in Monaco, I would not want to change car because we had the best car and package there. It is very tricky. It is a very special brand and I’m only 20 years old so if Kimi is 37 or 38, I still have 17 or 18 years to do something so we will see.“
When asked whether about the race, he admitted he considered the race boring.
“Yes. For us, maybe it’s a little bit boring because you’re not overtaking and fighting but still you need to be focussed to handle the car, because the walls are still quite close and you’re sliding around a bit and managing your tyres. Yeah, sometimes it is like that, as Seb said; sometimes a bit more exciting than other races. It just happens.”
F1 now moves to France for the French Grand Prix in a couple of weeks time.