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Max Verstappen has a 'positive desire' to win

  • Published on 23 Mar 2016 15:19
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Max Verstappen has found some allies in the wake of his anger and outbursts at the Australian grand prix. The teen Dutchman was widely criticised after fuming on the radio that a bungled pitstop and being stuck behind Toro Rosso teammate Carlos Sainz was "a f-----g joke".

But his father, aptly known during his own career as 'Jos the boss', defended him. "I think it's good to have aggression," Jos is quoted by Brazil's Globo Esporte. "For sure he is not the kind of driver who says only 'Yes' and 'Amen' -- his desire only to win comes from within and it's something very positive about him," he added.

And Tom Coronel, another well-known Dutch racing driver, said it is refreshing to see a personality like Max's shine so strongly in modern F1. "Max spat fire like a dragon because he is young and wants to succeed," he told De Telegraaf newspaper. "Luckily for us he is honest and no 'commercial talker', demonstrating that he is a real guy," Coronel added. (GMM)

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  • f1dave

    Posts: 782

    "spat fire like a dragon" Sounded more like "crying like a little girl"

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    • Mar 23 2016 - 18:19
    • Dont be rude towards the little girl, Dave. ;)

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      • Mar 23 2016 - 20:51
    • Little girls can be excused but this one is just a typical spoiled entitled brat

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      • Mar 24 2016 - 03:50
    • kajin

      Posts: 193

      You are crying when you sitting in huis car while hè is driving asshole.whe the f1 is at the moment Just like politics Yes and Amen,when mMax is a cryer than was Hamilton last year.

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      • Mar 24 2016 - 12:23
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Spat fire or shat fire? The 2nd could be quite painful ;)

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    • Mar 23 2016 - 23:06
    • Might want to tell Verstappen to refrain from eating mexican food. ;)

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      • Mar 24 2016 - 10:46
    • kajin

      Posts: 193

      Just like Rosberg in 2015 and vettel in 2014

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      • Mar 26 2016 - 02:37
  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    Its good to have aggression, absolutely agree! but there is a massive difference between aggression and terrible 2 syndrome! The engineers gave him permission to overtake, did he? no! From watching Sainz drive, you could see he was focusing on damage limitation, the cars that are chasing have very little downforce compared to the drivers being chased due to the dirty air, Toro Rosso should be happy about this, and so should Verstappen! Jos ofcourse will stand up for Max, it is his son at the end of the day!

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    • Mar 29 2016 - 17:03

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