Max Verstappen was criticised heavily by the media for his ‘crashes’ in the early part of the season, a trait of his which led to the nick name, ‘Crashtappen’.
However, ever since those trolls, Verstappen has delivered solid performances in the last few races, even getting his first win of the season in Austria last weekend.
Verstappen has made a name for himself in F1 with his aggressive style of driving, one that does have the age old ‘high risk, high reward’ factor.
Now, with DRS enabled on turn 1, the drivers were quizzed about the possibility of going flat out on Turn 1 this time at Silverstone.
Hamilton, Verstappen and Leclerc were attending the press conference together and the question was initially addressed to Hamilton, who jokingly said that he’ll wait for Max to try it first and then see if he should go for it as well.
However, Hamilton felt that because the Turn 1 at Silverstone was so bumpy, going flat out wouldn’t quite be possible.
Verstappen had a slightly different outlook towards DRS being open, saying that not every team would go flat out.
The Dutchman was open to trying it, as Hamilton had rightly assumed. Max confirmed that a lot would depend on the wing level that was being used.
Leclerc also wanted to go flat out on the first attempt.
You can check out the video here:
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Mercedes have traditionally been very strong at Silverstone, being their home grand prix. But coming off a disastrous weekend in Austria could take a toll on them and provide the other teams with an opportunity to gain from it.
Do you think Max will go for it?