“Max would have adapted well to the cars of my time”- Jos Verstappen feels, his son would have adapted well with the cars of the past.
Max Verstappen, after his exhibitions in recent years, has been deemed as the future world champion. He elevated his status in 2020 by being the sole challenge to Mercedes.
In a recent statement given by Jos Verstappen, he has stated that his son- Max would have adopted the cars from the previous generations, as it had brought challenges of its own.
“It was more physical, for your arms and all that. I think they were more nervous. We fought more with the car because they weren’t as balanced,” he is quoted by Nextgen-Auto.com.
“It was more difficult in our time, but the G-forces experienced with modern F1 cars are much higher than in our time. Knowing Max, I know he would have adapted well to the cars of my time.
“I had a lot of trouble sometimes. Brazil was the hardest, and I had no power steering, it was a counterclockwise circuit, it was challenging. Because the neck is tired, the shoulders are tired … I couldn’t even move after the race.
“I did not have a machine to train at home. I relied on my exercises, and was not as professional as the job they do.”
A big difference in the last few years
Adding onto it, Max also claimed a vast difference between today’s cars and back in 2015, citing his own experience with the Red Bull. “Even now the cars are different from those I had in 2015 when I started,” he said.
“It’s different, and the way of driving was different, but you always adapt.” Though Max has never experienced fatigue after a race, admits that the power-steering is a huge assistance to the drivers, as even in his F3 days, the technology was given.
“Even in F3, I never really struggled. But of course, the power steering helps a lot because it takes a lot of strength off the shoulders, and of course, when the shoulders are tired, it goes through the neck, so it helps,” he explained.
“I also think modern neck training is very effective. Some people have more difficulty with their neck, even if they train very hard, it depends on the length of your neck and the weight of your head. . It makes a difference, but luckily there is no problem. ”