“It would be better if the cars were a lot lighter” – Max Verstappen is rightfully unimpressed with the modern era of Formula 1, and hopes for more overtakes henceforth.
Max Verstappen is known to speak his heart out, and this time, Formula 1 has a message from the Dutchman. Formula 1 has complete 70 years of its existence, but the excitement levels have unfortunately dwindled down. It has become so predictable that only Mercedes and Red Bull won titles last decade. The decade prior to that, the winners included Ferrari, Renault, McLaren, Brawn, and Red Bull.
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According to Verstappen, and many other racers, including Carlos Sainz, the modern era of F1 is not appealing enough. The focus is more on the car than on the driver, with overtaking a scarcity these days. He was talking to veteran David Coulthard, as per Racingnews365.nl.
“You know what the problem is, you just can’t overtake with these cars, at least not on most circuits. That’s why you always want to go for a one-stop.”
“That way you can let yourself fall back a bit afterward, causing the person behind you to get stuck. At that point, it’s up to you as a driver to keep the tyres in one piece until the end of the race after the pit stop. On other circuits, however, we sometimes even have to go off the gas to save fuel, because the fuel tank is not big enough to go full throttle all the time.
“It would be better, also for the tyres, if the cars were a lot lighter.”