Max Verstappen got lots of compliments after trying out a Ferrari DTM car

"The aim of the test with Max was to support Thierry and also to increase our performance through his feedback."

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Max Verstappen got lots of compliments after trying out a Ferrari DTM car
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Max Verstappen, the Formula 1 champion, had an interesting winter break activity: He drove a Ferrari DTM GT3 car at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao. The special drive was in support of Thierry Vermeulen, his manager's son, with Verstappen's father, Jos Verstappen, acting as a coach. Emil Frey team principal Lorenz Frey-Hilti explained what was the goal of everything. He did not forget to thank the great Dutchman who uses every opportunity to help.

"The aim of the test with Max was to support Thierry and also to increase our performance through his feedback," Emil Frey team principal Lorenz Frey-Hilti said, as reported by Motorsport-Total.

"It's an honour for us to have him use our services as a racing team and for us to be able to work with him on the test days. It's absolutely brilliant.

It's always interesting when you get to know such famous people in person."

Lorenz Frey-Hilti shares his opinion

Lorenz Frey-Hilti, the leader of Emil Frey Racing, had good things to say about Max Verstappen, mentioning that the way people see him publicly is different from the person he actually is. According to Frey-Hilti, Verstappen is a genuinely nice guy.

Frey-Hilti especially liked Verstappen's deep love for car racing, mentioning that this passion goes beyond just Formula 1 to include GT3 cars. Verstappen's ability to share thoughts about the car was described as being on another level. The Dutchman impressed everyone with his performances this year when he once again confirmed how great he is and how far he was from his competition.

The team leader highlighted Verstappen's excellent driving skills, saying that he can perform impressively right from the start of a race. Frey-Hilti also pointed out Verstappen's talent in studying video footage and data, showing that he can quickly adapt to different cars and always tries to perform at his best.  It is precisely these words from Frey-Hilti that could change the opinion of some who believe that Red Bull executives are adapting to Max and giving him the car he wants.

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