When Max Verstappen clashed with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, risking much more than just points in the standings, there are those who thought that the Dutchman would never change, and that at certain moments it would be better to think about the championship instead of meaning every corner as a matter of life or death. The Red Bull driver does not agree with this thought. According to him, indeed, the weather has improved him: he is still tough, but no longer aggressive.
“Of course, I will make it difficult if people try to pass me, I do not make it easy for anyone, I will always try to put my opponent in crisis. I don’t think I’m running aggressively, on the contrary this side has been lost over time. I think my awareness of where my car can position is really good, and I haven’t thrown other cars off the track: I have zero penalty points and I think that says a lot“, He said in an interview with The Race, alluding to the fact that Lewis Hamilton has accumulated two more penalty points at Silverstone and is now four. “I’ve been running hard my entire career. I’m just trying to put the other riders in trouble. Of course, some people might think a little differently on this issue, but in reality I think the racing side is my strong point and I also know how to stay out of trouble. But this isn’t always in your hands if other people come upon you“. And here the reference is to both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, who in Hungary made a strike, ruining the race not only for Verstappen but also for Lando Norris and Sergio Perez.