Indicator Of Verstappen's Retirement Identified By Brundle

Sunday, 31 March 2024 at 18:00
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Former F1 driver Martin Brundle pointed out one aspect of Max Verstappen's behavior that can serve as an indicator of when he is about to retire.
As opposed to the first two races of the 2024 season- Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which went perfectly for the triple World Champion, the Australian Grand Prix was a disaster.
It was a disaster not only for the Dutchman but also for the whole Red Bull racing team, as neither of their cars finished on the podium.
It was a shame for the 26-year-old, who started the weekend well when he put his car on pole position for the third time in a row this season, even though Red Bull seemed slower than Ferrari.
Starting the race, Verstappen was in the best position to repeat his success from the previous two weekends, but a technical issue meant he had to retire in less than five laps. Martin Brundle wrote in his column for Sky Sports:

"Despite his incredible run of successes Verstappen was initially very angry that his car had failed."

The Dutchman was caught on camera arguing with the chief engineer Paul Monaghan inside the Red Bull garage right after he got out of the car.
He was then defended by the team principal, Christian Horner, who told the media every driver would be frustrated after getting out of the car due to retirement and that the triple World Champion has been "very gracious" with the whole team.
Brundle seems to agree that this "fiery passion" is part of Verstappen's personality and suggests that once we stop seeing it, we will know that the 26-year-old is "getting ready" to retire.

"When the adrenaline washes away he has become good at managing these moods now, but if he ever loses that fiery passion in the heat of the moment,you'lll know he is getting ready to retire.