Christian Horner reveals whether Max Verstappen has changed since joining Red Bull

"He is who he is. I think you have to have a lot of respect for that."- Horner said.

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Christian Horner reveals whether Max Verstappen has changed since joining Red Bull
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Christian Horner spoke to Sky Sports about Max Verstappen and his success. The Dutchman has shown, in the previous three seasons, what a quality driver he is. Although many believe that fame has changed this great driver, Verstappen seems to have remained the same.

While he has matured as a person and learned many things, in other aspects, he has remained consistent.

"The great thing is he hasn’t really changed since joining us as an 18-year-old,” Horner said, as reported by Sky!

“Of course, he’s matured and he’s a young man now, but that enthusiasm, that determination, that grit, phenomenal car control and natural ability - none of that has changed. "
Verstappen remained the same as on the first day.

He is still ready to talk, point out mistakes, and admit if he made a mistake. Precisely for these reasons, Horner has enormous respect for him.

“None of the fame or the wealth has gone to his head. He’s still the same guy.

He’s still very popular in the garage. He keeps himself to himself, he will talk his own mind, he will tell you what he thinks, he’s not trying to be a stereotype. He is who he is. I think you have to have a lot of respect for that."

Experience plays a key role in every sport, including F1.

Perhaps this season is the best indicator of that.


“He has the benefit of experience now which he’s using extremely well”.

Christian Horner: I don’t think he would stay around that long

The Dutchman is relatively young and many expect him to perform for a long time.

If we look at some of Max's earlier interviews, it is clear that he does not plan to be part of the F1 scene like Fernando Alonso and others like him. If he runs out of motivation, it is certain that the Dutchman will end his career.

He always wanted to give his best.


“He’s a competitive guy. The calendar is gruelling, he’s 26 years of age. You’re looking at drivers who are 42, he probably can’t imagine himself driving for that length of time.

I doubt he will. I think Max knows his own mind, he’s his own person. He has his own strength of character and I think while he’s motivated and committed he will continue in F1. I think if he loses that motivation I don’t think he would stay around that long. Will he be racing when he’s 42? I very much doubt it”.

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