Max Verstappen compared his season and Sergio Perez's

Max Verstappen shared that racing involves making several adjustments

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Max Verstappen compared his season and Sergio Perez's
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Speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, Max Verstappen reflected on the 2023 season in which he had absolute dominance. Many were impressed by the way Max raced. The beginning of the season also indicated that Sergio Perez could fight for the title, considering that after four races both had two wins. However, in the rest of the season, Perez was unable to be consistent.

"You have to paint the whole picture. I had to start from 15th place in Saudi Arabia," Verstappen told Auto Motor und Sport, as quoted by racingnews365.com

"In Baku, I was lightly penalized by the safety car. So from my point of view, it's not quite fair to talk about a level playing field. Because that's not how I saw it.

You have to take into account all the circumstances that led to it. That has somewhat distorted the impression."

Max Verstappen shared that racing involves making several adjustments to optimize performance. He mentioned using the steering wheel to tweak things like brake balance, differential, and engine braking. He also pointed out that understanding and using new tires differently can help get better results from the car.


Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen


Many believe that Sergio Perez will not be particularly great next season. Max Verstappen is still someone who does not bother too much with such expectations regarding Perez, but also himself. His goal is to progress, to try to be as dominant as in the previous season. He still does not know how much power the Red Bull car will have next season.


Verstappen explained that in racing, he adjusts the car to suit his preferences, while his teammate does the same for their needs. The engineers work on making the car faster, not just how he wants it. He also mentioned that his driving style depends on what the car requires to be the fastest. Max highlighted the importance of being a great Formula 1 driver by adapting to what the team provides.

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