What Verstappen is risking with his current stance on 2021 F1 world title defeat
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What Verstappen is risking with his current stance on 2021 F1 world title defeat

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OPINION: Max Verstappen is back in the lead of the 2021 Formula 1 drivers’ championship, with the season’s final flyaway events set to get underway in the USA this weekend. But a defensive stance he’s recently adopted could have a lasting impact for the Red Bull driver when it comes to his chances of defeating Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

"So far, we’ve had a really good year, so it’s not going to change the world for me if we finish first or second at the end of the day."

Max Verstappen spoken these words in the post-race press conference at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, after he’d been soundly beaten by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the wet conditions at Istanbul Park.

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