Verstappen Discusses Challenges of 2-Hour F1 Races

Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen has expressed concerns about the increasing number of races and the high temperatures experienced in the car, suggesting that he would like to see fewer races in the calendar.

Highlights

‣ The number of races in Formula 1 has reached a historical high with 24 races scheduled for 2024.
‣ Max Verstappen, a three-time world champion, has expressed concern over the increasing number of races, citing the high temperatures in the car as a significant difficulty.
‣ When asked about changes he’d like to see in the Formula 1 calendar, Verstappen suggested fewer races.
‣ Verstappen won 19 times in the 2023 Formula 1 season with his car, which he named ‘Rocky’.


Formula 1 is currently experiencing a record number of races. Come 2024, the calendar will be packed with 24 races. This development hasn’t exactly been met with cheers, especially from drivers like Max Verstappen. Throw in challenging conditions like those at the Qatar Grand Prix, and you’ve got quite a tough situation.

Verstappen, a three-time world champion, recently shed light on a less-known difficulty in Formula 1. “The temperature in the car,” he revealed during a quick chat on Red Bull Racing’s TikTok.

Imagine this: it’s 30 degrees outside. You’re in the cockpit, engine humming behind you. Your feet, your whole body, sweltering. “Especially when you have to race for like one and a half, two hours,” Verstappen added.

So, what would Verstappen change if he could? He and fellow driver Sergio Perez were asked this very question about the current Formula 1 calendar. “Fewer races,” Verstappen responded, a wide grin on his face.

In the 2023 Formula 1 season, Verstappen was a force to be reckoned with. He clinched victory 19 times in his RB19, aptly nicknamed ‘Rocky’. Why ‘Rocky’? When asked, Verstappen shrugged. “I don’t know. Someone asked me if I named my cars. If it’s a he or she.”

Well, there you have it. The world of Formula 1, through Verstappen’s eyes.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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