Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

Author
Discussion

sparta6

1,440 posts

48 months

Thursday 10th January
quotequote all
REALIST123 said:
Why? What he says is spot on, shows perfect maturity.

No one on here or similar forums is at all qualified to assess or criticise him and he clearly is maturing and improving. What’s wrong with him saying that?
+1 biggrin

Nevertheless I'm sure he'll keep selling a few race day tickets



NRS

15,189 posts

149 months

Thursday 10th January
quotequote all
REALIST123 said:
HustleRussell said:
His whole rhetoric is teenage, which is regrettable as he's 21 now.
Why? What he says is spot on, shows perfect maturity.

No one on here or similar forums is at all qualified to assess or criticise him and he clearly is maturing and improving. What’s wrong with him saying that?
But that's patently untrue. If it was giving advice on lines etc, then yes. But if a driver keeps crashing or causing dangerous moves related to his style then people can say it's an issue in terms of doing even better if he removed that part of his driving. That he got punished several times by the stewards also shows people qualified agree with the "unqualified" people on here some of the time.

Deesee

3,254 posts

31 months

Thursday 10th January
quotequote all
Looks like Max is keeping is hand in...

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/aekste/...

ELUSIVEJIM

Original Poster:

7,731 posts

99 months

Friday 11th January
quotequote all
Deesee said:
Looks like Max is keeping is hand in...

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/aekste/...
Technology is amazing when you can race with real F1 drivers online.

What is Verstappen like. biggrin

It's only a game but you do wonder what would happen in a Championship battle.


NRS

15,189 posts

149 months

Saturday 12th January
quotequote all
Looks like it will be open season in terms of crashing into each other for next Formula E race wink - Max has to be an observer to the stewards as part of his punishment.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/46846722

Vaud

34,115 posts

103 months

Saturday 12th January
quotequote all
NRS said:
Looks like it will be open season in terms of crashing into each other for next Formula E race wink - Max has to be an observer to the stewards as part of his punishment.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/46846722
What a rubbish punishment. Would have been better to send him to Great Ormond Street or a country with road safety issues to be a role model... oh wait a minute.

MrC986

2,490 posts

139 months

Sunday 13th January
quotequote all
Vaud said:
What a rubbish punishment. Would have been better to send him to Great Ormond Street or a country with road safety issues to be a role model... oh wait a minute.
I think any public rather than financial punishment he has for the offence is much more appropriate as he needs to feel ashamed of his actions and it might help him understand what the stewards have to do - it's been said before that he's an important role model in sport and he must understand he can't act like a petulant teenager anymore IMO. He can't be treated differently to any other driver on the grid regardless of his talent/his team.

sparta6

1,440 posts

48 months

Monday 14th January
quotequote all
MrC986 said:
Vaud said:
What a rubbish punishment. Would have been better to send him to Great Ormond Street or a country with road safety issues to be a role model... oh wait a minute.
I think any public rather than financial punishment he has for the offence is much more appropriate as he needs to feel ashamed of his actions and it might help him understand what the stewards have to do - it's been said before that he's an important role model in sport and he must understand he can't act like a petulant teenager anymore IMO. He can't be treated differently to any other driver on the grid regardless of his talent/his team.
I wonder what the punishment would have been for Piquet's punches ?

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2016/7...

Vaud

34,115 posts

103 months

Monday 14th January
quotequote all
sparta6 said:
I wonder what the punishment would have been for Piquet's punches ?

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2016/7...
6 race ban, docked points and 20 days community service, probably.

Teddy Lop

1,986 posts

15 months

Monday 14th January
quotequote all
Vaud said:
NRS said:
Looks like it will be open season in terms of crashing into each other for next Formula E race wink - Max has to be an observer to the stewards as part of his punishment.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/46846722
What a rubbish punishment. Would have been better to send him to Great Ormond Street or a country with road safety issues to be a role model... oh wait a minute.
it's a great punisment. Ghost of Christmas future no? Formula e, the formula 1 drivers "we'll have you flying cargo planes of rubber dog $hit out of Hong Kong" threat.

Deesee

3,254 posts

31 months

Monday 14th January
quotequote all
ELUSIVEJIM said:
Deesee said:
Looks like Max is keeping is hand in...

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/aekste/...
Technology is amazing when you can race with real F1 drivers online.

What is Verstappen like. biggrin

It's only a game but you do wonder what would happen in a Championship battle.
Lando has chipped in now...

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/afx2l5/...

Vaud

34,115 posts

103 months

Monday 14th January
quotequote all
Teddy Lop said:
it's a great punisment. Ghost of Christmas future no? Formula e, the formula 1 drivers "we'll have you flying cargo planes of rubber dog $hit out of Hong Kong" threat.
I disagree but that did make me laugh.

E34-3.2

981 posts

27 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
Looks like he is having another tantrum:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/verstappen-radi...

Stan the Bat

5,094 posts

160 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
He's great for F1.

FeelingLucky

812 posts

112 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
He really cracks me up.
21 years of age now and still behaving like an entitled teenager.
Yes, I know, it's hardly surprising given his upbringing and role model.

But to hear a driver, consistently unable to either pass, or be passed without making contact, criticise other drivers of nothing more than ensuring they're able to start a timed lap before time runs out is laughable.


Vaud

34,115 posts

103 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
He has a point. Generally drivers stay in order.

janesmith1950

4,287 posts

43 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
FeelingLucky said:
He really cracks me up.
21 years of age now and still behaving like an entitled teenager.
Yes, I know, it's hardly surprising given his upbringing and role model.

But to hear a driver, consistently unable to either pass, or be passed without making contact, criticise other drivers of nothing more than ensuring they're able to start a timed lap before time runs out is laughable.
In F1, that selfish hypocrisy is a typical sign of a champion. Much rather someone with some gumption than yet another robot produced full of media training and corporate line-towing. All the greats get their elbows out once in a while, both inside and outside of the car.

kambites

57,593 posts

169 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
Vaud said:
He has a point. Generally drivers stay in order.
Generally drivers aren't following someone who is going to cut it so fine for the chequered flag that they won't get to start their own laps. If he wanted them to stay behind he should have made sure he was crossing the line with enough time to spare for the following cars to get a lap in as well.

TheDeuce

3,760 posts

14 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
janesmith1950 said:
In F1, that selfish hypocrisy is a typical sign of a champion. Much rather someone with some gumption than yet another robot produced full of media training and corporate line-towing. All the greats get their elbows out once in a while, both inside and outside of the car.
Couldn't agree more. And even if fortunes turn and he never wins WDC, he will always be a driver many people have fond memories of.

What more can anyone wish for? He's fast, passionate, honest and raw. In a word... Real.

And he's blatantly mixing it with the big boys given the slightest chance, in a lesser car. Whenever the action cuts to max we all lean forwards as we just know he's going to do something interesting, even if it's over ambitious or ends up in a radio message full of F-bleeps.

HighwayStar

2,628 posts

92 months

Saturday 13th April
quotequote all
TheDeuce said:
janesmith1950 said:
In F1, that selfish hypocrisy is a typical sign of a champion. Much rather someone with some gumption than yet another robot produced full of media training and corporate line-towing. All the greats get their elbows out once in a while, both inside and outside of the car.
Couldn't agree more. And even if fortunes turn and he never wins WDC, he will always be a driver many people have fond memories of.

What more can anyone wish for? He's fast, passionate, honest and raw. In a word... Real.

And he's blatantly mixing it with the big boys given the slightest chance, in a lesser car. Whenever the action cuts to max we all lean forwards as we just know he's going to do something interesting, even if it's over ambitious or ends up in a radio message full of F-bleeps.
He’s a brilliant driver, no doubt. I don’t mind a lil arrogance but with his sense of entitlement and stroppy bhing and moaning I can’t take to him. Lewis has his moments, wears his heart on his sleeve but if he behaved like Max he’d be annialated on this forum and elsewhere.