Formula One driver Max Verstappen said this weekend that he would not be trying to emulate the career of the late German racing great Michael Schumacher, although that did not mean the future champion did not see how he could one day do it. “I’m not Michael, but in my opinion it is possible for me to be as good as Michael in the future,” Verstappen said. “If I was already as good as Michael today, then I would feel the results, not the person.”
The 18-year-old Verstappen made a single lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit on Friday with a member of his team recording it for posterity.
@MaxVerstappen now on #F1TV … Amazing view from @FormulaOne at the Yas Marina Circuit. Another great start to the season. Great job by @MotorsportMan! #F1 pic.twitter.com/SIVfq3St0i — F1 (@F1) November 10, 2017
Verstappen is something of a star on Formula One’s social media channels, but has yet to announce his own super fan account:
Verstappen has already made a great start to his young career, finishing in the top 10 in his first five races, including a win at the Spanish Grand Prix in May. His most recent result came on November 3, when he finished 11th in Bahrain after a late accident.
Read the full story at the New York Times.
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