Max Verstappen’s has been repeatedly questioned about his crashes after his error-prone start to the year. With reporters asking numerous questions about his current streak, the Dutchman was reluctant to answer. “I think if I get a few more (questions about the crashes), I’ll head-butt someone”.
Max Verstappen Might “Head-butt” Reporters
Verstappen’s frustration was pretty clear during the Drivers’ Press Conference prior to this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. The Dutch driver also said he’s getting “tired” of the comments about him and his woes. Verstappen thinks that there’s a lot of overreaction about his current situation, although he recognized his start has not been great.
“Everybody makes it so dramatic. Of course, the beginning of the year so far, it hasn’t been going that well and not in the way that I liked it. A few mistakes, I think especially Monaco and China.
“But it doesn’t make sense to keep talking about it. I get really tired of it. It feels like there are no better questions out there than to keep asking me about what happened in the previous weekend.
“So I’m just focusing on what’s ahead and I’m confident that I can turn things around. The speed is there. I’ve always been quick every single weekend. It would be much more of a problem if I would be really slow because that’s a critical problem.”
“I will never change my approach”
Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Principal, talked about Verstappen after his weekend in Monaco. Horner’s main theme was Verstappen’s approach. “Max has an abundance of talent and had some harsh lessons this year. I think a modified approach will benefit him.”
However, Verstappen’s response to his “boss” wasn’t the one Horner expected. “Well you know, I get really tired of all the comments about me that I should change my approach. I will never do that. It’s brought me to where I am right now.”
However, Verstappen’s actions during the Monaco GP and his comments after the race indicated some changes in his approach. “I can’t go all in now, that’s my situation right now,” said the Dutchman.
Verstappen was involved in some kind of accident on every weekend this year. He has 35 points in the championship and currently sits in sixth place.
2018 championship resumes this weekend with the Formula 1 Grand Prix Heineken Du Canada 2018 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
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