Max Verstappen is calm about winning his first world championship despite missing out on becoming the youngest champion in the history of Formula One. After Verstappen burst onto the scene at the age of 17, many expected him to break the record set by Sebastian Vettel in 2010. Vettel remains the youngest driver to be crowned champion at the age of 23 years and 134 days old.
“I mean, I’m still very young. And of course, you know, people say time is ticking.
“But I’m very relaxed. And it’s life. Also, you know, sometimes you cannot force things. So I stay calm.”
Verstappen is hopeful Red Bull can improve from last season’s performance, with Mexican Sergio Perez now his team-mate
“I do think we can make a big step,” he said.