Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Jan 13, 2015.
Outspoken is just another word for dickhead.
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Just to be clear RasputinLives, I’m not calling you a dickhead! It just made me laugh that’s all.
That comment from him really annoyed me. He's soundng like a silly petulant boy speaking like that. I was getting to be quite a fan of his but I'm rapidly going off him lately and an attitude like that will make that happen even faster.
vintly I know on occasions I can be a complete and total 'outspoken'
Same here RasputinLives
As I've always said, the worst thing for an F1 driver to be is dull.* If you see the video of the 'headbutt' comment, it's clear that at the beginning of the press conference Verstappen has already said how narked he is with all the questions about crashing. Yes of course he's laying himself open to goading, and that's what happens. 'Max, why do you keep crashing?' comes the question later on (brilliant question, well done for that guile and wit whoever you are). He pauses for quite a while, says 'I don't know', then comes the headbutt comment. Completely calm throughout, a considered response, and I don't think any journalists in the paddock are suddenly worried he might actually do something so stupid as to headbutt them. I know I'm a hopeless apologist for the young scamp but if he was boring, F1 it would be worse off for it.
*Ok the worst thing is slow, but next to slow is dull.
vintly but I think if you've rode the media wave to the top you probably should be more humble about having some splash back when you get there.
Also it's probably not good for Max to be making physical violence jokes considering the history his father has.
Obviously I don't expect Max to actually carry out his threat, but there is enough needless violence in the world without people like him (who probably has a younger fanbase) suggesting that if you don't like something physical violence is the answer. In fact I'd almost suggest the FIA should have words with for that remark. He should remember how lucky he is to be in the position he is at his age. If the worst he has to suffer are a few questions he doesn't like, he's not got much to complain about has he?
I will point out that I've liked Max since he came into the sport, I've actively defended him to friends of mine who don't, pointed out his age and lack of experience were the reasons for some of his more outrageous moves. That sort of attitude will rapidly put me off someone though. If it's a one off, fair enough, but if he keeps repeating it......
Make what you want of it but it was noticeable he was lot more calmer this weekend and was just letting the driving do the talking
Until the next time it happens, and it will, I'm almost certain of it.
Go away Helmut.
Jos is having trouble because Max doesn't need to be as defensive about his career as Jos was, since Max is not shit.
Actually I hope Max doesn't get a pole until the day after he isn't the youngest and then goes on a run of pole positions but the falls one short of the record number of poles in a row. That'll learn em.
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