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Max Verstappen Gets Reviewed- As a Model?

Shreya Sanjeev

“Not Happy With Myself”- Max Verstappen Wary of Not Winning Japanese GP Despite Red Bull’s Comfortable 1–2

In the high-octane world of F1, where drivers are meant to be portrayed as cool and unapproachable, Max Verstappen is not often perceived to be one of them. He is renowned for his introverted nature and usually finds solace in the virtual realms of racing. Despite his aversion to media obligations, beneath the veneer of aggression on the racetrack lies a sweet and amiable personality.

Recently, a photographer had the opportunity to peel back the layers and capture a different side of Verstappen. Simon Jessop, who worked closely with the Dutch sensation on a shoot for Honda, shared his experience. In doing so, Jessop shed light on Verstappen’s character.

Jessop’s tale offers a glimpse into the unexpected charm of the F1 prodigy. “Awesome shoot,” he exclaimed, expressing his admiration for Verstappen’s demeanor throughout the process.

Contrary to expectations, Max Verstappen revealed himself to be a “total gent“, defying the stereotypes often associated with him or even elite athletes. Jessop even found himself chauffeuring the racing star between locations in the back of his Volvo, an anecdote that speaks volumes about Verstappen’s humility and approachability.

When asked about his experience driving Verstappen, Jessop couldn’t help but marvel at the ease of the encounter. But surely there was some pressure with the man who has 57 race wins to his name sitting in the backseat?

100%, have never driver so smoothly in my life,” he confessed in a comment, highlighting Verstappen’s effortless grace both on and off the track.

Max Verstappen is just a guy who happens to win championships

Max Verstappen has ascended the ranks of motorsport with unparalleled speed. He is a force to reckon with on the track. Yet, amidst the roar of engines and the glare of victory, Verstappen’s off-track person remains a subject of intrigue.

Christian Horner offers a rare glimpse into the softer side of the racing prodigy. Appearing on the Secrets of Success podcast, Horner painted a picture of Verstappen that diverges from the adrenaline-fueled image seen on race days.

According to Horner, behind the confines of the F1 circus, Verstappen transforms into a remarkably different individual. “Max as a person is just a very sweet 26-year-old young man who has a passion for racing and is not very comfortable with the fame and notoriety he has. He just wants to do his job, race hard, and is very honest and straightforward.”

In a world where perception often diverges from reality, Max Verstappen serves as a reminder that true character transcends the confines of fame and fortune. Behind the wheel, or behind the scenes, Verstappen’s genuine warmth and humility continue to defy expectations, endearing him to fans and colleagues alike.

Post Edited By:Vidit Dhawan

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Shreya Sanjeev

Shreya Sanjeev


Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 journalist at the SportsRush. Two years in the field and an ever-growing love for the sport drive her dream to walk around the paddock one day with a mic in hand. A Red Bull fan through and through, her “favorite driver” spot was once held by notable alumni Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and now, the Dutch Lion himself, Max Verstappen. Apart from F1, she muses in the NBA and cheers on for Steph Curry and his Warriors, while also jumping on the NFL bandwagon.

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