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The youngest F1 driver: ‘I’ve never doubted myself’

Does Verstappen experience positive he will become world champion sooner or later? “I constantly think if I have the right car, the quickest car, then i can come to be world champion. However you need to have that car and to this point I haven’t had the fastest package.”

The 20-year-old Max Verstappen is backing himself to have a glittering F1 profession.

‘I never even think of the mental side of factors because I never had any problems,’ says Max Verstappen. ‘If you are a bit weak in your head perhaps you could train your mind but it'll never be your strong point.’

Verstappen is in the midst of explaining why, while he is unfastened from doubt, human beings banging on approximately the psychology of sport is amusing and pointless. It is far secure to assume that the 20-year-old, who is each the youngest driver in history to begin a grand prix and the youngest driver to win one, will no longer be secretly using a sports psychologist to help him prepare for the new formula One season which starts this Sunday in Melbourne.

Verstappen continues that easy purity now: “I never even think of the mental side of factors because I never had any issues. in case you are a bit susceptible to your head perhaps you could train your mind but it's going to by no means be your strong point. Many people ask: ‘What do you want mentally to succeed in F1?’ I say: ‘What do you suggest mentally?’ I simply enjoy it and drive as fast I can. However such a lot of people think your psychology is such a large aspect. For me, it’s no longer necessary.”

Does Verstappen experience positive he will become world champion sooner or later? “I constantly think if I have the right car, the quickest car, then i can come to be world champion. However you need to have that car and to this point I haven’t had the fastest package.”

Verstappen may want to finally have a Red Bull car fast and reliable enough to challenge for the formula One identify this year. Verstappen's confidence has continually been high, that is unsurprising thinking about he's the youngest driving force to win an F1 race and to qualify at the front row. However there have been signs last year he's maturing and containing his mood. He even apologised, a rarity for him, after knocking his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo off the track in a race.

Verstappen won the Spanish GP on his Red Bull debut after being promoted from feeder crew Toro Rosso. Then, at the Brazilian GP, shortly after turning 19, he produced a beautiful performance. He carved his way through the field from 14th place in riding rain to finish third.

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