“I never do that”– Max Verstappen doesn’t daydream about winning the world championship as this year he has the best chance.
Before the race in Silverstone, Max Verstappen was cruising towards the drivers’ championship, but the two recent most races have given him an eight-point setback.
Though it’s a small margin, and Verstappen can still realistically win the championship with many races still to go. But he claims he hardly thinks about winning it when off the track.
“I never do that,” the Dutchman told Channel 4 F1 when asked if he daydreams about what becoming World Champion in 2021 could feel like.
“I do my thing during the weekend, in F1, but when I get home I’m also busy with other stuff. I’m dreaming more about different kinds of setup I need to test on my simulator at home. I sim race as well.”
“I don’t dream about F1 too much. I know that’s what I have to do during the weekends, but then once I’m home I enjoy my time at home as well.”
“Of course I stay in touch with everyone and important things, and I do with the simulator, to make sure that you’re ready for the next race, but I don’t particularly have dreams about Formula 1. Maybe that’s boring.”
F1 is only one part of my life.
Verstappen doesn’t believe in making his whole life about F1 and has only limited to his professional life, as he believes that balance in life is essential.
— R 🧡 (@FormuIaMax) August 8, 2021
“I always said F1 is one part of your life, and whatever happens shouldn’t define you when you get back home,” the 23-year-old explained. “Say you have a bad race, you shouldn’t be grumpy at home, and that’s how I approach it.”
“Also when I win a race, for example, and I come back home, I’m not going to be super happy suddenly and crazy partying. [I] just focus ahead to the next race, but once I’m at home I’m busy with other stuff.”