Frontal attack on F1 by Max Verstappen

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Frontal attack on F1 by Max Verstappen

He likens the current Formula 1 to "a circus" (by the way, it didn’t take him to call it "soì since it has always è been nicknamed Circus, ed.), with "strange&quot rules; in which he feels "lost", To do so, as reported by ANSA, è Max Verstappen, in an unabashed interview with the German magazine 'Auto, motor und sport'.

The three-time world champion, while saying that he understands the commercial reasons behind certain choices, does not hide his perplexity about certain recently introduced formats, from the sprint race to the obligation to use three different types of tires in the relevant qualifying, and reiterates that in his view there are too many Grands Prix in a season.

"For me, there are too many races and I would certainly like fewer, but we do not decide and neither does Fia,‖ says the Dutchman, responding to a question about what the federation president claims, who would like fewer Grand Prix and more teams.

But I always argue: fewer races, more quality. What about the teams? Only if they are of good quality and do not just fill the field".

Verstappen then continues with his criticism of the sprint race, which "seen as a pure racer takes away some of the magic, the magic that for me as a child was turning on the TV and seeing the starting grid wondering how it will go. The sprint, on the other hand, allows you more or less to know what will happen the next day, unless special circumstances arise. Also, the winner gets only eight points and the differences from second or third are not big so it generally doesn" matter much.

The Red Bull champion would also like there to be two separate closed parks on the sprint weekend, one related to the Sunday race and one related to the Saturday "since if you screw up on Friday; you are stuck in a certain single-seater configuration for the rest of the weekend. It sucks, becauseè if you’re on the wrong track, you can’t get out”.

Finally, Verstappen è also opposed to the format of the sprint shootout, the short qualification for the sprint: "I don’t like the format with medium-medium-soft compound. Already; you don’t know what to do. Just a fast lap? Or fast, slow, fast? Why do we need all these strange things? I, too, wonder what the rules are now. I feel lost. È like a circus".

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