Formula 1 superstar Max Verstappen has voiced his disinterest in the idea of his team, Red Bull, chasing an unbeaten season, instead emphasizing his focus on securing his third championship win. In a recent interview, the Dutch driver put the spotlight on the inherent unpredictability of the sport and the unrealistic expectation of a flawless season.
"Last Year Was Already Quite Crazy"
Verstappen reminisced about his staggering 15 victories last season, a remarkable feat that already pushed the boundaries of what was considered feasible in the fiercely competitive world of Formula 1 racing.
However, he was quick to highlight that the ultimate prize remains the championship title. "No. Last year was already quite crazy with 15 wins. As long as I win the championship that's the most important thing," he said. For Verstappen, the pursuit of a perfect season isn't as significant as the coveted championship title.
The Unpredictable World of F1
Verstappen also expressed his reservation about the possibility of an unbeaten season, pointing out the unforeseen challenges that can turn the tide in Formula 1. "If you look at how we are performing, yes [we can] - but it's very unrealistic.
There is always things that will go wrong in a season that is sometimes out of your control. I'm not thinking that is possible." He acknowledged the potency of his team's current performance and admitted that the car's speed makes an unbeaten season seem theoretically possible.
But the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the sport often overrides such possibilities. Verstappen referred to the historical precedent set by McLaren, whose near-perfect season occurred with a lesser number of races. "When you look at it realistically with how quick the car is, yes.
I think there was only one year where McLaren was close to this, it was one race. And that was less races than now." Verstappen seems to temper expectations of an unprecedented perfect season, while reaffirming his goal: to win the championship.
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