user icon

Lewis Hamilton leaves Max Verstappen 'perplexed'

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 13:03
  • comments 8
  • By: Rob Veenstra

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton's off-track behaviour often leaves him "perplexed". The Red Bull driver told De Telegraaf newspaper that over the course of the last year, he began using social media less and less.

"I don't follow many drivers on social media," Verstappen revealed. "I follow Daniel (Ricciardo). And Lewis. And Pierre (Gasly) because he's a nice guy. When I see what Lewis does in his free time, I'm sometimes really perplexed. He does so much! It's his life and he wins races and championships so it's fine. You can hardly say it doesn't work for him," he added.

Verstappen is quoted by Turun Sanomat as saying that after a bad start to the season, he now doesn't want 2017 to end. "Abu Dhabi is the last race but I'm in really good shape at the moment. I'd prefer to just keep racing and racing," said the Dutchman. (GMM)

Replies (8)

Login to reply
  • You can always spend free time... oh all the time !! changing dipers like Nico

    • + 0
    • Nov 20 2017 - 13:19
  • Lewis' off-track lifestyle most definitely used to affect his racing. But not anymore. I don't mind his jet-setting lifestyle. I just wish he wasn't so douchy about it. He is so worried about being a celebrity.

    As for Verstappen, I wish he'd do racing in other categories during the break since he wants to keep racing. I'd be watching wherever he went. Same as I do with Alonso. Wherever he races I'll be watching.

    • + 0
    • Nov 20 2017 - 19:59
  • If Alonso/Vettel is in the other seat, he would n't spend as much time partying.

    • + 0
    • Nov 20 2017 - 21:14
    • Yeah, I dont think he'd be able to keep up otherwise.

      • + 0
      • Nov 21 2017 - 07:15
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    Alonso and Vettel wouldn't beat hamilton often, in equal kit, Hamilton will out qualify and therefore have the advantage on race day in most races - hamilton wins.

    • + 0
    • Nov 20 2017 - 23:30
    • f1ski

      Posts: 726

      Don't know about that comment. He was beat by Rosberg in an equal kit. I wouldn't put him in the same category as Vettel Alonso Ricciardo or Verstappen

      • + 1
      • Nov 21 2017 - 15:54
    • I agree with you, F1 SKI. If Hamilton were barely beating Rosberg in the same car, imagine how it would be against the likes of Alonso, Vettel or either RB driver.

      • + 0
      • Nov 21 2017 - 18:28
    • I think that Vettel and Alonso (especially) may not be able to beat Lewis most of the time in quali under normal circumstances, but they would find a way to debilitate him mentally and psychologically. That has always worked with Lewis. Even Nico Rosberg, the most charmless guy on the grid, managed to disturb Lewis enough to mess him up for long stretches of the 2015 and 2016 campaigns

      • + 0
      • Nov 21 2017 - 20:45

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Red Bull Racing
  • Points 1,425
  • Podiums 88
  • Grand Prix 246
  • Country NL
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (24)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), NL
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.8 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
8 - Oct 10
Japan
8 - Oct 10
Turkey
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
8 - Oct 10
8 - Oct 10
Turkey Istanbul Park
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar