At the 140th GP of his career, on the brand new and unusual track in Saudi Arabia, Max Verstappen he will have the first chance of his life to become Formula 1 world champion. His very young age – if he hits the title this year he would be the fourth youngest champion ever – is at odds with an almost veteran experience. The native of Hasselt on the grid is in fact the eighth driver for the number of races disputed in his career and – maximum paradox – in the event of a world champion success he would become the fourth all-time for number of races used to win the title, after Nico Rosberg, Mansell and Button. The head-to-head with Lewis Hamilton, which characterized the entire season, outlined the enormous character difference between the two contenders, explained only in part by the 12 and a half years of difference that emerge from their respective identity cards.
If Hamilton is in fact extremely ‘social’, popular and politically committed, Verstappen appears decidedly more reserved with regard to private life, passions off the track and personal beliefs. Two distinct worlds which – as we have clearly seen on several occasions – respect each other but do not love each other. In support of the Red Bull driver there is the entire Dutch nation, which has found a real idol in Verstappen. However, many neutral fans see in # 33 the ‘bad guy’ of this challenge, probably also for some of his abrupt ways that have not attracted him sympathy in the past years. Speaking to the BBC in the course of an interesting interview released in recent days, however, Verstappen made it clear that he does not give particular weight to these opinions.
“What I think is very important is that I am always myself – declared the world leader – then it’s up to people to see if they like me or not. I can’t manipulate this, I’m not like that. People form their own opinion. I am here to win and to get the best results for me and my team. Of course people may like it or not like it. This will not change the way I act. Being yourself is very important “.
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