“There’s mutual respect”– Max Verstappen talks about his friendship with Lewis Hamilton outside the track; reveals there’s little common between.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s entourage had the soaring tensions after the British Grand Prix, but now, more than a week later, the dust seems to be settled.
Verstappen had to go to a hospital after he felt dizziness from the crash. But now, he’s fine and speaks about his life in general and his relationship with the seven-time world champion.
“I don’t get intimidated,” he told the Daily Mail. “There’s mutual respect. It’s just that we live different lives, so that limits how much we could meet away from the track anyway.
“I don’t pay any attention to mind games. These things don’t bother me. I focus on the track in the best way possible. Anything beyond that is not relevant to me.
“But I don’t want to make any predictions about the season. It is difficult to call. So many things come into it.”
There’s nowhere I go when at home.
Verstappen claims he likes to cut off from the internet, and most of the time, when he’s at his home in the Netherlands, he mostly likes to stay with his family.
“I wouldn’t hang out with celebs just for my profile,” he said. “With some well-known people you can strike a good connection and build up a friendship, but I would only meet those I think are friends.”
“I won’t call them mates when they are not mates, but just famous people. I want to spend time with family and real friends. I don’t spend too much time checking my Twitter or Instagram accounts to see how many followers I have or worry about how many ‘likes’ my posts get.”
“I am not interested in that. If I am in Holland, which is not often, I mostly stay in the house, again with family and friends.”