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Why Verstappen "won't have nightmares" over F1 title defeat
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Why Verstappen "won't have nightmares" over F1 title defeat

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has opened up on why he thinks winning a Formula 1 world title won't change his life, and why he 'won't have nightmares' if Lewis Hamilton beats him to the 2021 crown.

Verstappen: F1 title fight won't be 'easy’ despite points lead Turkish GP
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Verstappen: F1 title fight won't be 'easy’ despite points lead

Max Verstappen knows the Formula 1 title fight against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes is “not going to be easy” despite regaining the championship lead in Turkey.

Verstappen doesn't think Red Bull has pace to win Turkish GP

Max Verstappen does not believe Red Bull has the pace to beat Mercedes in Formula 1’s 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, where he will start second alongside Valtteri Bottas.

F1 balance "mish-mash" caused Verstappen Turkey FP2 struggle

Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner said a "balance mish-mash" was at the heart of Max Verstappen's Friday struggles in Turkey.

Verstappen: Second place in 2021 F1 standings won't change my life

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen says even if he loses the 2021 Formula 1 title battle against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, such an outcome would not “change my life”.

Verstappen hopes set-up changes aid fightback in Russian GP

Max Verstappen hopes set-up tweaks made to his car following Friday's practice running in Sochi will aid his recovery through the Formula 1 field in the Russian Grand Prix.

Why Verstappen should be confident of Russian GP recovery

For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi...

Verstappen to start Russian GP from back with new F1 power unit

Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull opted to fit a fresh Honda power unit.

Horner: Verstappen has ‘nothing to lose’ in title fight against Hamilton

Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen has “nothing to lose” in the Formula 1 title fight this year, seeing no change in his approach despite the pressures involved.

Hamilton: Pressure of first F1 title shot may be impacting Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton thinks that the pressure of gunning for his first Formula 1 world championship may be having an impact on title rival Max Verstappen.

Hamilton's pressure claim "shows he doesn't know me" - Verstappen

Max Verstappen says 2021 Formula 1 championship rival Lewis Hamilton's suggestion the pressure of a first world title fight could be impacting his performances "shows he really doesn't know me".

Verstappen: People 'hypocritical' over Monza F1 crash walkaway
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Verstappen: People 'hypocritical' over Monza F1 crash walkaway

Max Verstappen thinks people were 'hypocritical' to lambast him for walking away from his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix without checking on his rival.

Red Bull: Slow Monza F1 pitstop resulted from FIA clampdown

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has revealed the human error that caused Max Verstappen’s slow pitstop at Monza resulted from the FIA’s clampdown introduced at Spa.

Masi says Silverstone, Monza F1 clash penalties not comparable

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

Alonso: Verstappen, Hamilton "did what they should do" in F1 clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Horner: Verstappen "shouldn't have been near" Hamilton after pitstop drama
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Horner: Verstappen "shouldn't have been near" Hamilton after pitstop drama

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner admitted Max Verstappen "should never been anywhere near" Lewis Hamilton when the pair collided in Monza, after Verstappen's slow pitstop.

Red Bull chiefs knew Verstappen in the wrong, says Mercedes Italian GP
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Red Bull chiefs knew Verstappen in the wrong, says Mercedes

Red Bull's senior management knew from the off that Max Verstappen was to blame for his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix, reckons Mercedes.

Hamilton: Verstappen penalty sets "important precedent" Italian GP
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Hamilton: Verstappen penalty sets "important precedent"

Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen's penalty for causing their crash at the Italian Grand Prix sets an "important precedent" for protecting the safety of Formula 1 drivers in the future.

Hamilton "surprised" Verstappen didn't check he was okay after crash Italian GP
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Hamilton "surprised" Verstappen didn't check he was okay after crash

Lewis Hamilton says he found it "surprising" that Max Verstappen walked away from their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix without checking that he was uninjured.

Verstappen gets penalty for Italian GP F1 incident with Hamilton Italian GP
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Verstappen gets penalty for Italian GP F1 incident with Hamilton

Max Verstappen will take a three-place grid drop for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix after stewards said he was to blame for the crash with Lewis Hamilton at Monza.

Horner disappointed by Wolff's 'tactical foul' F1 remark Italian GP
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Horner disappointed by Wolff's 'tactical foul' F1 remark

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says the Italian GP collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was a "racing incident" and was "disappointed" with Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff calling it a tactical foul.

Verstappen says Hamilton left him with nowhere to go Italian GP
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Verstappen says Hamilton left him with nowhere to go

Max Verstappen has blamed Lewis Hamilton squeezing him out across the kerbs at the first chicane at Monza as the trigger for their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Verstappen knew what would happen ahead of Monza crash Italian GP
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Hamilton: Verstappen knew what would happen ahead of Monza crash

Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen knew "what was going to happen" before their crash in Sunday's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix that eliminated both title contenders from the race.

Verstappen not expecting "straightforward and easy" Italian GP Italian GP
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Verstappen not expecting "straightforward and easy" Italian GP

Max Verstappen say Formula 1 fans should not "expect it to be a very straightforward and easy" Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull, because of Mercedes's Monza pace so far.

Horner praises Perez "sacrificing half a second" for Verstappen tow

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner has praised Sergio Perez for "sacrificing half a second" in Italian Grand Prix qualifying to give teammate Max Verstappen a tow.

Verstappen unsure Red Bull gains "enough to fight" Mercedes at Monza Italian GP
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Verstappen unsure Red Bull gains "enough to fight" Mercedes at Monza

Max Verstappen is unsure Red Bull's performance gains on Mercedes this year will be "enough to fight them" at Monza as the Formula 1 title battles continue.

Red Bull was willing to sacrifice Dutch GP win to cover Hamilton Dutch GP
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Red Bull was willing to sacrifice Dutch GP win to cover Hamilton

Red Bull was prepared for Max Verstappen to sacrifice victory to Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix if it guaranteed finishing ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen: "Never straightforward" to meet expectations at home GP Dutch GP
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Verstappen: "Never straightforward" to meet expectations at home GP

Max Verstappen says it was "never straightforward" to meet the expectations of the Dutch Formula 1 fans at Zandvoort, but he remained "very focused" to win his home grand prix.

Verstappen unaware of DRS failure on Dutch GP pole lap Dutch GP
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Verstappen unaware of DRS failure on Dutch GP pole lap

Max Verstappen did not know his DRS failed on his pole lap ahead of Formula 1's 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, which combined with a "double shift" to cost him 0.25s.

Mercedes ready to split Dutch GP strategies to topple Verstappen Dutch GP
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Mercedes ready to split Dutch GP strategies to topple Verstappen

Mercedes says it is ready to split strategies with its cars in Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix in a bid to stop Max Verstappen winning on home ground.

Verstappen avoids Dutch GP penalty after red flag incident

Max Verstappen has escaped without sanction following an FIA investigation into him overtaking Lance Stroll under red flags in Friday's second free practice session for Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix.

Verstappen summoned by stewards for overtaking under red flag

Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix for allegedly overtaking another car under red flags on Friday.

Why Verstappen’s practice times hide a major shot at a home win

Max Verstappen may not have grabbed the headlines during Friday practice on Formula 1’s return to Zandvoort, but there was no hiding the Red Bull driver's pace ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix. The home favourite will now face the test of delivering on a few more critical calls to give the Orange Army a race to remember

Verstappen: F1 should start races earlier after long wait at Spa

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 should start races earlier to reduce the risk of rain shortening the grand prix after Sunday’s two-lap Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen admits "not how you want to win" Belgian GP

Max Verstappen acknowledged it was "not how you want to win" after an unusual Belgian Grand Prix victory, closing the gap at the top of the Formula 1 drivers' championship.

Belgian GP: Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in wet final practice

Max Verstappen set the fastest time in the wet final practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Belgian Grand Prix ahead of his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. 

Verstappen "very happy" with F1 car feeling despite FP2 crash Belgian GP
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Verstappen "very happy" with F1 car feeling despite FP2 crash

Max Verstappen felt "very happy" with the feeling of his Red Bull Formula 1 car during Friday's practice running for the Belgian Grand Prix despite crashing late in FP2.

Verstappen and Leclerc reckon Russell "deserves" Mercedes F1 seat

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen reckon George Russell "deserves" a move up the Formula 1 grid, as speculation continues to mount about the Briton's chances of a 2022 Mercedes promotion.

Verstappen calls for review of F1 engine penalty rules after crashes
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Verstappen calls for review of F1 engine penalty rules after crashes

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 should review its power unit penalty rules after moving to the brink of a grid drop because of crash damage caused to his engine.

Verstappen denies Hamilton's experience is beneficial in F1 title fight
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Verstappen denies Hamilton's experience is beneficial in F1 title fight

Max Verstappen doesn't believe Lewis Hamilton's experience of Formula 1 title fights will provide an edge in this year's run-in, saying only a faster car will make a difference.

Verstappen: No concerns for F1 2022 as Red Bull continues development
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Verstappen: No concerns for F1 2022 as Red Bull continues development

Max Verstappen says he has no concerns over Red Bull's continued development of its 2021 Formula 1 car despite title rival Mercedes placing full focus on 2022.

Red Bull teams in "good place" with current F1 driver line-up
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Red Bull teams in "good place" with current F1 driver line-up

Red Bull’s two Formula 1 teams are in a "good place" with their current driver line ups, says boss Christian Horner.

Binotto cheering for Verstappen but tips Hamilton for F1 title

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says he will be cheering for Max Verstappen to win the Formula 1 title battle this year, but believes Lewis Hamilton will ultimately triumph.

How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt
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How sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

Fernando Alonso: F1's British bias made me/Verstappen 'bad guys'

Fernando Alonso feels that Formula 1’s British-centric views are the cause of drivers like him and Max Verstappen being portrayed as the sport’s ‘bad guys’.

Ricciardo: Too early for Norris/Verstappen F1 comparisons

Daniel Ricciardo say McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris shows similar traits of natural raw speed to Max Verstappen, even though he thinks it too early to make direct comparisons.

Honda to check if Verstappen's cracked F1 engine can be repaired
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Honda to check if Verstappen's cracked F1 engine can be repaired

Honda will inspect further Max Verstappen's cracked Formula 1 power unit that needed replacing at the Hungarian Grand Prix to see if there is any chance it can be repaired.

The images that reveal Verstappen's missing half F1 car Hungarian GP
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The images that reveal Verstappen's missing half F1 car

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner joked after the Hungarian Grand Prix that Max Verstappen had been left with less downforce than Mick Schumacher's Haas after the first corner pile-up.

Verstappen rues "freak moments" that cost him F1 points lead Hungarian GP
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Verstappen rues "freak moments" that cost him F1 points lead

Max Verstappen says he's been left disappointed by the "freak moments" that have cost him valuable Formula 1 points following a collision at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen receives new Honda F1 engine ahead of Hungary race

Max Verstappen will take a fresh engine – his third and final one of the Formula 1 season – for the Hungarian Grand Prix, after Honda detected a problem overnight.

Why Hamilton's 'gamesmanship' wasn't an F1 rules breach Hungarian GP
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Why Hamilton's 'gamesmanship' wasn't an F1 rules breach

Lewis Hamilton’s slow final Q3 out lap in front of Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix reignited intrigue about the ongoing rivalry between Formula 1’s title protagonists.

Crash question triggers Verstappen F1 press conference outburst

Max Verstappen responded angrily to Formula 1's press conference host at the Hungarian Grand Prix over "ridiculous" fresh questions regarding the potential for more trouble between him and Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen: Soft tyre switch prompted by lack of F1 pace

Max Verstappen says he made the Q2 soft tyre qualifying switch for Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix because he was worried his medium lap would not be quick enough.

How Verstappen's F1 sim rig brake set-up helped prepare him for return

Max Verstappen has revealed how the brake pedal setting of his home sim rig gave him the confidence that he was fit enough to return at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen's Honda F1 engine gets all-clear after Silverstone crash

Red Bull has been given the green light by Honda to continue using Max Verstappen's current power unit, with the Formula 1 manufacturer confirming its engine was left unscathed in the Dutchman's Silverstone crash.

Verstappen: Disrespectful celebration showed how Mercedes 'really are'

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' "disrespectful" celebrations after Formula 1's British Grand Prix shows "how they really are".

FIA rejects Red Bull's request to review Hamilton F1 British GP penalty British GP
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FIA rejects Red Bull's request to review Hamilton F1 British GP penalty

Red Bull’s hopes of getting the FIA to review Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix penalty have been dashed, after Formula 1 stewards rejected its request on Thursday.

Ricciardo: Verstappen has 'ironed out' mistakes from early F1 career

Daniel Ricciardo believes Max Verstappen has 'ironed out' the mistakes from the early stages of his Formula 1 career when the pair were team-mates at Red Bull.

Verstappen's F1 engine set for Hungary practice checks Hungarian GP
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Verstappen's F1 engine set for Hungary practice checks

Honda will test Max Verstappen's crashed British Grand Prix power unit in Friday practice at Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix to check if it can be raced again.

Verstappen ‘not interested’ in F1 chatter over Silverstone crash
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Verstappen ‘not interested’ in F1 chatter over Silverstone crash

Max Verstappen says he is “not interested” in getting involved in the continued chatter surrounding his crash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.