Max Verstappen holds crunch meeting with F1 chief Stefano Domenicali

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has voiced considerations over adjustments to the F1 calendar in 2023.

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Max Verstappen attended a crunch assembly with System One Group CEO Stefano Domenicali on Thursday. Two of the Dutchman’s considerations have been supposedly on the agenda as Domenicali aimed to maintain the star title onside earlier than the Australian Grand Prix this weekend. 

Final week it was introduced that Las Vegas can be added to the F1 calendar in 2023, and there may be hope for the game to return to Africa within the close to future too. Whereas the prospect of latest additions is sufficient to get followers’ mouths watering, it doesn’t come with out fear for the drivers who already should deal with a busy race schedule. 

Verstappen had a gathering with Domenicali on Thursday to speak it out. The pair might have additionally coated the Crimson Bull man’s gripe with Netflix and their common Drive to Survive collection, the most recent of which Verstappen has refused to be part of. 

“In fact they should earn cash and attempt to make the game extra common, however it’s additionally vital that the precise tracks keep on the calendar and that we do not simply go on avenue circuits in cities,” the 24-year-old instructed De Telegraaf, “Finally, these automobiles are usually not made for that. He understands that, however he additionally has to take his shareholders into consideration. It will not be prefer it was, leisure is changing into extra vital.”

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Max Verstappen holds crunch meeting with F1 chief Stefano Domenicali

Max Verstappen spoke with Stefano Domenicali on Thursday (Picture: GETTY)

Final month, Domenicali additionally pledged to deal with the considerations of drivers who stay reluctant to partake in interviews for Drive to Survive. The favored behind-the-scenes documentary is now into its fourth collection and has served as an efficient promotion device for the game, however Verstappen beforehand hit out over the creation of ‘faux rivalries’. 

“It’s to be understood that the dramatisation is a part of the trail to ignite curiosity however on this sense, there are themes that must be redefined,” the Italian instructed Gazzetta dello Sport, “If a driver refuses to take part as a result of he isn’t being introduced as he needs, we’ll speak about it constructively. ‘Inform us the way you wish to be introduced and we’ll discover a approach’.”

“Netflix managers are already assembly with the groups, however we’re on the subject of tradition and language. If you wish to be in contact with the US market, it’s a must to communicate that language – we have to regulate. However that doesn’t imply upsetting us, after all.”

Crimson Bull followers will hope that the content material of Verstappen’s assembly with Domenicali won’t play on his thoughts an excessive amount of forward of F1’s return to motion this weekend. Follow classes are already underway in Melbourne with qualifying and the race pencilled in shiny and early on Saturday and Sunday, no less than within the UK. 

Max Verstappen holds crunch meeting with F1 chief Stefano Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali was tasked with addressing considerations over a busy schedule and Netflix controversy (Picture: GETTY)

Throughout the second follow session, Verstappen discovered himself within the acquainted place of being sandwiched between the 2 Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. There’s little signal of a menace coming from Lewis Hamilton or Mercedes with the seven-time world champion languishing down in thirteenth. 

Followers will hope to see one other instalment of white-knuckle racing on Sunday after Verstappen and Leclerc contested two blockbuster battles in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, with every claiming one win within the season’s first two races. 


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