Life must be pretty good for Max Verstappen right now.
Seemingly the only F1 driver who can get anywhere near the front running Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with any kind of regularity, the Dutch wunderkind has also appeared top chill out a bit.
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Often seen as serious and angry, the former teammate of Aussie larrikin Daniel Ricciardo has appeared to learn to enjoy himself a bit more.
The former teammates have had some great moments over the last couple of years with some hilarious moments in front of the camera.
But Verstappen’s latest piece of comedy has come solo.
Before practice at the Belgian Grand Prix, F1 journalists Will Buxton and Lawrence Barretto were previewing the weekend when Verstappen walked past and they tried to get a chat with him.
Clearly rushing off to wherever he was going, Verstappen said, “Don’t talk about me,” as the pair attempted to use his walk by as a segue.
After saying they would talk about him a bit, Verstappen said, “What do you want to say?”
“What do you want us to say?” they both asked.
“Max is a Dutch w***er and I don’t know what he is doing,” Verstappen replied.
"Max is a Dutch w***er and I don't know what he is doing."
Then again, Verstappen clearly knows what he’s doing, setting the quickest time in practice two on Friday afternoon, while sitting second in the driver standings behind Hamilton.
His P2 time was ahead of a surprising Ricciardo in second, despite hydraulic issues cutting his session short, and Hamilton in third.
It’s been a good sight for F1 fans to see Verstappen’s more chilled out attitude over the past year after Ricciardo moved away from Red Bull.
Ricciardo and Verstappen have had some funny moments together with Aussie’s larrikin attitude seemingly rubbing off on the 22-year-old Dutchman who many believe will be a future world champion.
After qualifying for the 2019 British Grand Prix, the pair came together with the reporter asking the pair if they miss each other.
“Not at all. Never liked him,” Ricciardo said, quick as a flash, with a grin on his face.
Verstappen’s banter went too far for the viewers at home.
“I wanted to say a little bit, but now I’m like, ‘F*** you,’” Verstappen said.
Can’t see how cheeky he’s being behind the mask.Source:Getty Images
At the Singapore Grand Prix, they were in a piece together for Sky Sports and had a giggly chat packed with double entendres that was good value.
But they are still good friends, even catching a private jet together after the Hungarian Grand Prix earlier this season.
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