“He needs to wheel to wheel racing”: F1 Twitter critical of Max Verstappen’s overtly aggressive driving against Mick Schumacher

Fans fume at Max Verstappen's dangerous driving during his battle against Mick Schumacher

Max Verstappen and Mick Schumacher
Max Verstappen and Mick Schumacher

Max Verstappen had a nightmare of a British GP, despite being the favorite to win the race. It was just not meant to be for the Dutchman who did everything right only to end up finishing 7th. He came into the race after two consecutive victories at Montreal and Baku and was expected to cruise to victory. But, as we all know, it almost next to impossible to script a race in F1.

After failing to secure pole, the task had become a little tougher for him. Max did take the lead going into the first corner but since the race was red flagged, all drivers started from their original grid positions. The Dutchman was able to fight his way into the lead but damage to floor work due to the debris on the track meant that there was a loss of performance, leaving him in that midfield battle.

The reigning was seen battling it out with Mick Schumacher for that 7th place and things did get tasty at the end. Both had different intentions as Max was trying to limit the damage and Mick Schumacher was trying to score as many points in his first ever points in F1. Max has a reputation of an aggressive driver and we saw yet another glimpse of the same during his fight with Mick.

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Fans fume at Max Verstappen’s dangerous driving during his battle against Mick Schumacher

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

But, this nature of driving has been deemed dangerous by the fans who took to Twitter to express their anger. One of the fans said, “Bro he needs to properly learn how to race wheel to wheel because if Mick didn’t back out (even though he wasn’t obligated to), they’d both be in the wall.”

Helmut Marko also criticized Max for his driving earlier this season. He had said, “The simplest explanation for this is the new cars with less downforce suit some drivers better and others less.”

“Max finds it even harder. He hasn’t found the right balance yet and, therefore, doesn’t have the fullest confidence in the car. His aggressive driving style doesn’t quite go together with the new cars.”

Max Verstappen is a driver who is always on the edge. This might not go down well with some of the fans but that has given us a lot of exciting moments and has also brought him success. So, we can’t really blame him for that.

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