F1 WORLD champion Max Verstappen’s defence of his title is not any laughing matter as he trails Charles Leclerc within the standings, however he is revealed the drivers that crack him up.
Max Verstappen has named the three funniest F1 drivers (Picture: GETTY)
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Max Verstappen has revealed the three drivers who’re greatest at bringing humour into F1. The reigning world champion’s 2022 marketing campaign has been no laughing matter to this point, regardless of recording Grand Prix wins in each Saudi Arabia and Emilia Romagna. These victories have been countered although by recording DNF’s in Bahrain and Australia.
That is amounted to a complete of 59 factors, having additionally received the solitary Dash Race to this point, leaving him 27 behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The title race continues this weekend on the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in America, which is able to go forward regardless of Florida residents launching a authorized problem to get it cancelled.
Verstappen, 24, is understood for his laidback persona when off the racetrack. Nonetheless, his fierce mood has additionally been obvious this season, raging after he was compelled off the monitor within the season opener after encountering a gas pump downside.
However he was in relaxed mode earlier this yr in an interview with Sport360, which befell at Tag Heuer’s flagship boutique at Dubai Mall. And when the Dutchman was requested who have been the funniest drivers on the F1 circuit, he got here up with three names.
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Lando Norris is understood for his sense of humour (Picture: GETTY)
“You understand, it is tough,” he responded. “Like Daniel [Ricciardo] os a really humorous man, Lando [Norris] is a humorous man. Checo [Sergio Perez] is usually a humorous man as nicely you already know – who you may actually giggle with. Lots of drivers are like that, it simply relies on what setting you set them in.”
Certainly, he additionally opened up on his relationship with teammate Perez, 32, saying: “It’s a must to have two vehicles as aggressive as they are often. And Checo is a superb teammate and we’re positively wanting ahead to this yr and the way we will carry out collectively.”
Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen hit it off as teammates (Picture: GETTY)
Verstappen additionally revealed that is he is not one for downtime when not on Purple Bull obligation. When requested about his favorite pastime he replied “That is a humorous one because it’s sim racing. So nonetheless racing sadly.”
His focus this weekend will likely be firmly on additional reducing the hole to Leclerc, with F1 followers intrigued on how the primary ever Miami occasion will play out. Former driver Juan Pablo Montoya has steered the climate might dictate the end result.