How To Get Along With Verstappen? Dutchman's Former Fitness Coach Shares His Answer

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by Adam OndrikWednesday, 24 January 2024 at 21:00
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Max Verstappen's former fitness coach - Bradley Scanes, shared his advice on how to get along with the triple World Champion.
Bradley Scanes is a human performance consultant as well as a sport and private chartered physiotherapist who consults the British gymnastics Olympic team.
Scenes also worked with Max Verstappen during his most recent successful years in Formula 1. In a recent interview, he confessed he didn't know anything about F1 before starting his work with the Dutchman. Speaking to The Red Flags podcast, he said:

"Before I started working with Max, I didn't really know anything about motorsport and Formula One. I didn't even know who Max Verstappen was."

The fitness coach met the Dutchman for the first time in December 2019 and officially started working with him in the second week of January 2020. Remembering his first meeting with the F1 driver, Scanes said:

"I didn't think I would get the job, but I thought 'let's try.' I said to Max, 'I already have a world title in my pocket, how do we make sure we get you one?' How are we going to build further and how are we going to make it happen?' I think he liked that!"

Red Bull Racing's team principal, Christian Horner, described the Dutchman as a very straightforward, very honest young guy with quite a gentle character outside of the F1 car.
The Dutchman is known for not hiding his real opinion. In terms of how to get along with the 26-year-old, his former coach suggested:

"Being easy going, being honest and direct, being trustworthy, being loyal. That defines the Verstappens and the group around them."

The fitness coach has now separated his ways from Verstappen due to the nature of the super busy F1 calendar, as he wants to focus more on his family. He added:

"Everyone says the Dutch are very direct, but in top sport you have to be open, you have to be honest with each other there. So I was already used to that."