Verstappen Refuses to Take GP at Another Team: Absolutely Not, Never

Max Verstappen, in an end-of-season interview, stated that should he ever move to another F1 team, he would prefer to work with people he already knows and respects, including his race engineer Gianperio Lambiase, and emphasized the importance of their tough and direct communication style.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen prefers to work with people he already knows and has a good relationship with, should he ever move to another F1 team.
‣ Verstappen values a tough and direct communication style with his race engineer, Gianperio Lambiase, as they both strive to get the best out of every situation.
‣ Verstappen’s father, Jos Verstappen, has influenced the way Max and his race engineer interact, encouraging a more antagonistic approach.
‣ Despite the intense professional relationship, Verstappen acknowledges the importance of personal time for friends and family.


Max Verstappen, the F1 driver, has some thoughts about his future. In a recent end-of-season interview with Viaplay, he shared these insights. If he ever switches teams, he’d like to keep working with familiar faces. His race engineer, Gianperio Lambiase, is one of them.

Verstappen and GP have a unique dynamic. They’re tough and direct with each other, and Verstappen believes it’s essential. He said, “That’s absolutely necessary. That’s how we are towards each other.” There’s mutual respect, and they always strive for more. They want the best out of every situation, which sometimes leads to radio discussions.

Off the track, they don’t meet often. Verstappen explained, “We also try to do things off the track, but in the end, you have to make time for your own friends and family.” He understands that this applies to GP as well.

Jos Verstappen, Max’s father, has influenced their radio interactions. He suggested GP could be more antagonistic. Max agreed, saying, “That’s right. I was sitting there too when he said that, and that’s fine with me. That’s the way I want it.” He doesn’t want a yes-man on the radio.

When asked if he’d take GP to a new team, Verstappen laughed. He joked, “Now I have to watch what I say, otherwise the team is going to sign him for 20 years.” He then clarified, “No, absolutely not, never.” But he knows the kind of people he wants to work with. If he moved, he’d prefer to work with those he already has a good relationship with and has achieved things with.

So, there you have it. A peek into Verstappen’s thoughts on his future, his relationships, and his approach to the sport.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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