“Still Not the Best”: Max Verstappen Joins Forces With Mika Hakkinen to Expose F1’s Daunting Failure

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Former F1 driver Mika Hakkinen not too long ago slammed Formula One Management over the growing variety of races in a calendar yr. Now, Max Verstappen has determined to sing in the identical tune regardless that this wasn’t the first time the Dutchman spoke in opposition to the elevated variety of races in a yr. Earlier, Sebastian Vettel additionally raised the identical problem when he cited the growing emissions because of extra races. However, Verstappen feels that isn’t the solely problem F1 has to cope with proper now.

Verstappen instructed PaceWeek.com as per Rossimotori.it, “I consider that for the subsequent few years, the calendar is completely one among the features to enhance. Obviously, it’s not attainable to do that inside the subsequent yr, however it’s unusual to arrive in a spot ranging from a degree that’s on the reverse aspect of the world. And then it’s not very sustainable and never simply by way of emissions; it’s not the identical for our physique. We will clearly succeed, however in any case, it’s not the greatest.”

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Notably, the 26-year-old believes that it’s not really easy to change the calendar in a single day and to some extent that is true. This is just because the sport has grown considerably in the previous couple of years and now races happen in lots of extra international locations. As the demand for extra venues has elevated, it has additionally elevated the variety of races per yr.

Vettel has already warned about how extra races negatively impacts the local weather. As for Hakkinen, he has additionally urged groups to compensate their drivers for the growing variety of races.

Mika Hakkinen and Max Verstappen collectively took digs at FOM over the F1 calendar

Mika Hakkinen, whereas talking to Unibet International on YouTube, stated that he would have demanded extra from the groups as cost or compensation if there have been 24 races in a single season throughout his days as a racing driver.

He said, “If I nonetheless drove in F1 and noticed the variety of races, I might have stern negotiations with the crew about the compensation.” His remarks have come instantly after Max Verstappen strongly criticized the organizers of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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The Dutchman was sad after he noticed many drivers and crew members fall sick due to the brutal schedule. On this, the Red Bull driver stated to the Chequered Flag podcast, “I do consider course timing sensible it will be higher to drive a bit earlier as a result of I actually felt like numerous drivers obtained sick after that race.”

George Russell was one such driver who fell sick as he had a nasty chilly and likewise suffered from signs throughout the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Most of those points for drivers and crew members happen due to F1’s tiresome schedule. It takes a heavy toll on them since they journey to over 20 totally different locations throughout 5 totally different continents all through the yr.

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