“Then you will not be quick”- Max Verstappen unapologetically terms having a suitability style to be a farce, and one has to be prepared.
Max Verstappen is known for holding strong views towards everything, and he makes sure that whatever he is trying to convey is also implemented on his own racing style.
He claims that a driver’s argument is suitable for specific customization, and the environment will never be fast, as they need to adapt to every challenge.
“As a driver, it doesn’t matter if you have an understeering car, oversteery car, slippery surface, grippy surface, you constantly adjust your driving style to that”, Verstappen says in conversation with The Race.
Moreover, he further attacks the concept of driving style and says that if a race driver believes in it, they will never be able to be fast, as required.
“Then you will not be quick. I think you learn in your whole racing career from go-karting to F3 to whatever, every weekend the car behaves a bit differently. So. you always have to adjust to it”, continues the Red Bull Racing driver.
You got to set the car.
Verstappen further suggests that a car needs to be adjusted, as per your needs, but a car will never be perfectly tuned; thus, one can only try to reach near the perfect.
“And of course you try to set the car to your liking, but it will never be fully to your liking. You always have to fine-tune. Or at least you try it,” he added.
Verstappen is paired with Sergio Perez for 2021 season, with the Mexican race driver replacing Alex Albon. Last year, Perez finished right below him in Drivers’ championship while riding Racing Point, and missing two races in the season, where Nico Hulkenberg replaced him for that while.