The striking analysis of Max Verstappen: "It is more dangerous to cross New York by bicycle than to drive in Formula 1"

Max Verstappen aboard his Red Bull. Photo: REUTERS/Lisa Leutner

The current Formula 1 champion, the Dutchman Max Verstappen surprised with a striking analysis. The Red Bull pilot assured that it results "more dangerous” cross the New York City "by bike" of driving a vehicle in the highest category of world motoring. "I think you have a better chance of having an accident crossing New York on a bike than driving in F1″, the figure of motor sport joked in an interview given to the magazine Children's Illustrated Sports.

The young runner also assured that "there is a bit of fortuitousness in everything, and it depends on how things look; Because it's also easy to slip in the shower". Regarding safety in Formula 1 competitions, Verstappen he stressed that with the new regulations of the powers "increases" security.

By remembering his beginnings as a runner of karting with his father, the current champion of the maximum revealed what he felt during his early years aboard the speeding vehicles: “When I was little I was excited to be running on top of everything in motorsport and being so close to the ground and smelling the petrol of the performances”.

The Dutchman, who dethroned the seven-time world champion last year Lewis Hamiltonis getting closer to revalidating his title, after the remarkable career he starred in Hungarian Grand Prix. On board his red bull, showed that he is a real sports predator and, taking advantage of new strategic mistakes of Ferrari, extended his lead at the top of the championship after winning a race in which the Mercedesof Hamilton and George Russell, finished on the lowest rungs of the podium; and in which the Ferrariof Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc they finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

Verstappen lead with 258 points, eighty more than Leclerc and with 85 more with respect to Czech Perezwhich is third in a championship in which Sainz it ranks fifth, with 156 units.

Besides, Red Bull leads the Constructors' Cup with 431 units, 97 more than Ferrari; which is getting dangerously close Mercedeswhich - still far from the performances that led it to win the last eight team championships - is already third in this classification, in 30 units from Maranello.

The youngster from the Netherlands decided to take advantage of the holiday break from Formula 1 until the next competition, to compete in August 28 with the Belgian Grand Prix.


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