If you thought hiring a 17-year-old as your driver in Formula 1 was a concern, then there is every possibility that you are…wait for it…STUPID! Yep, apparently now you see that those concerns were wrong given Max Verstappen’s performance in the first two grands prix.
If, after two races, you still aren’t convinced, well there is no telling what you are in the eyes of team boss Franz Tost who said:
“I said this in October and November when all the people criticised: he will answer them on the racetrack because the answer on the racetrack means stupid people can understand.”
Max and teammate Carlos Sainz have done a terrific job so far this season but I will say that those who feel 17 is simply a little too young to be in F1, then I would suggest that two races does not a season make and ther eis ample time to vet Verstappen’s ability to cope with F1 in all its machinations.
If he manages to get through the season and you’re still not convinced, you may be bordering on deliberately being an obtuse dork or merely an even higher case of stupid.
Here’s a top tip: When addressing folks who aren’t seeing things as you do, it’s generally best not to call them stupid rather make your case and let them either agree or disagree. Especially when the people you are calling stupid happen to be customers.
I think Max has done brilliantly but Sainz has done no less. however there are a few years between the as Carlos is 20-years-old. That says a lot for Max but it also bears keeping in mind that his father is a F1 driver who has mentored him his entire life. That does make this particular 17-year-old cut from a different cloth.
I can’t say I was too worked up over the issue as I reckoned we’d see how it worked out given Max’s pedigree. So far, he’s done well and actually the only people he m=could be making look stupid is Red Bull as he beat both Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat last weekend.
Hat Tip: AUTOSPORT