Current Max Verstappen

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
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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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!
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
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!!!!
 

vintly

Mostly bacon
Premium Contributor
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.
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
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.
 

Hamberg

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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....
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
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! ;)
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
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
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
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
 

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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