Max Verstappen and his great performances attract a lot of attention. The Dutchman confirmed his dominance this season as well and has a great chance to win the third consecutive title. Many wonder what is the main reason for his great performances.
Obviously a mix of many factors; Talent, work, the team that is behind him... However, what many people ignore and forget is the influence of the family, more precisely the father. Max's father was also an F1 driver and someone who could teach Verstappen a lot.
Jos Verstappen did his best to help Max achieve his goals. He succeeded in that. The Red Bull driver commented on how much his father influenced him to become the driver he is today. “We've lived through so many things. After my Dad's own career he invested all his time in mine.
It's hard to explain how much he has dedicated to me, because I probably still don't even understand how much he did. He was preparing everything, go-karts, engines and then driving all the way to Italy with me, in between school, then back."- he said, as quoted by crash.net
Max Verstappen on his father
Max confirmed that he probably wouldn't be where he is without his father.
Jos was a great role model, a man from whom he had the opportunity to learn a lot. He managed to become the driver his father expected him to be. Even more than that. “So many stories we can share. Sometimes we still talk about it, of course, when we are together.
Yeah, it's crazy. I probably only will fully realise how much he has done to me once I get kids, then you start to understand this kind of relationship. But yeah, without him I would not sit here today. He has taught me so much and prepared me so much from a very young age where sometimes I thought why does it need to be so serious straightaway, where you maybe want to play around a bit more and have fun."
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