Verstappen: Wishing to be champ is the easy part


Ahead of his second season as a Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen is dreaming of winning a F1 World title but concedes that is the easy part.

This season the 19-year-old will remain with Red Bull Racing following his promotion to the senior team in the wake of the 2016 Russian GP.

It has been a meteoritic rise for the driver, who went from Formula 3 to Formula 1; Toro Rosso to Red Bull and points-scrapper to race winner.

There is, however, one more huge leap forward that Verstappen is dreaming of taking.

“Wishing to become World Champion is too easy. You also need to fight for it,” he told his personal website.

“I just want the best car and the rest is up to you.”

The Dutchman, though, is not the only Red Bull racer wanting a World title to his name.

Verstappen concedes that Daniel Ricciardo is the most challenger competitor he faces as the two are racing in the same machinery.

“The only one I can compare myself to is my team-mate,” he explained. “The rest in the other cars are of course harder to judge.

“I can also get along with him better than with the other drivers.

“On track you try to beat one another, but off track he is very relaxed.”