Current Max Verstappen

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Concerning Verstappens penalty:

    Steward Connoly vs Verstappen: Something fishy ? • r/formula1
     
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  3. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Opinion: Verstappen's penalty the right call
     
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  4. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    I see tinfoil hats come in Dutch orange now too!

    "Is it coz I is Max?"
     
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  5. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    The trend of winning when Kvyat is released, will it continue?
     
  6. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    I should have placed some money on a race win...
     
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  7. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    i have feel we will see this quite alot over the next 15 years providing he doesnt do a alonso
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    & also how can you not love him. he is so entertaining every race
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  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    I am expecting his main rivals will be Ocon, Sainz , Vandoorne and lets hope Lando Norris
     
  9. Since Malaysia he showed what he lost from the first half of the season.
     
  10. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    What an idiot. Complete lack of calm and patience.
     
  11. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    The worst part is that he seems to consider it just a racing incident. YOU FORCED A DRIVER OFF THE CIRCUIT AND THEN HIT HIM MAX!
     
  12. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    The more bone-headed moves like that that Max makes, the clearer it should be to the team that, at all costs, they MUST keep DR!!!!
     
  13. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    We've already had a 'Verstappen rule change' to overtaking. Why not a change to the regs too? I propose the 'Verstappen regs change' to make tyre walls strong enough to withstand a minor clip from a front wing.

    Ok I'm joking but not entirely. The move he made on Hammy would not have resulted in a puncture, a reprimand or anything else if the wings were a bit narrower, and it's the sort of thing Schumacher and others used to do day in day out. Get inside, hang 'em out to dry a bit and win the corner. Bone-headed move? I'm not so sure. Certainly he needs to watch it as the last thing you want is a label as dangerous or too aggressive, and he's still flirting with danger there, but it was a racing incident, one he should learn from, end of story.
     
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    I agree vintly and wouldn't have battered an eyelid if this hadn't happened so early in the Grand Prix and against one of the front runners. For us entertainment wise it's great to see him chucking it at every gap he could find but tactically the risk of a do or die move like that on Hamilton so early on doesn't make sense. Go for it by all means but make sure you both have space. Verstappen had many laps left to work his way past Lewis and various strategy tactics to try. He might have even benefitted from following the Merc along and picking off Hamiltons victims as they come through the field and then undercut the bugger.

    The racing talent with Verstappen is not in doubt. Its the race craft I think he needs to get a handle on.
     
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  15. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    Racecraft (or lack of) is something we used to speak frequently about with Hamilton and Vettel. I guess it's a sign of great potential.

    Yes I know I use to say the same about Perez....
     
  16. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    We did Hamberg but I'm pretty sure they were more advanced than Max was where this was concerned by the start of their 4th season.

    I'm sure there will be flurry of posts coming now giving me examples of where that was not the case! ;)
     
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  17. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    :goodday:

    Hamilton's fifth season was 2011; he had five collisions if you only include those where Massa was involved.
     
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  18. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Can always rely on you teabagyokel
     
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  19. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Max needs to control his aggression.. at the moment his / team's excuse is the engine is letting them down and he has having to take more risks
     
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  20. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    As i said on chat max is a undoubted talent & future world champion. His aggression is brilliant when it works its brilliant to watch but he was hit & miss like his teammate Riccardio who had as equally agressive moves but like Daniel he has to learn how to channel it at right moments

    But his impatience cost him in all 3 races. Spun in Austraila trying to overtake magnussen in frustration. He could been on podium in Bahrain, but got overtake done then squeezed hamilton & won today in china. That with rudimentary maths thats 52pts 2pts of championship lead. Instead hes on 18pts 36pts of championship lead
     
  21. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Max Verstappen should have won the race today. I thought it couldn't get any worse after Melbourne and the two incidents in Bahrain. This is going to be a long season, if he continues like this.
    Ricciardo has shown him how it's done. When he watches the race, he can review his moves.
     

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