r/formula1 Red Bull Nov 28 '22

Max interview with Viaplay - "I'll be here until atleat 2028". Misc

So I just watched the post season interview Max did with Viaplay.

Here is the summary (just the points that were slightly interesting):

  • Max showed up in shorts and a white t-shirt.

  • They talked about Alonso, If he plans to be in F1 in his 40s too like him. "No, definitely not" he said immediately. By that time he would not be racing anymore, not in F1 atleast, because there are a lot of other things in life he wants to enjoy. He also complained that there are way too much races per season right now for him to enjoy F1 later on in life. He said he will be here for sure untill 2028, he will be 31 then, he will see what happens then he said.

  • He doesn't care to break any more records, it would be nice he says, he hopes to add more championships to his record, but if it ends here, he is satisfied. He said it's not a given to ever get another season like this again, with so many wins either. He just hopes they will keep having a car that can win races, that's what it's all about for him.

  • Asked about the drama in Brazil. He said he really doesn't care about the online hate for him and how intense people get on social nowadays, he doesn't let the hate towards him personally, affect him. He said those people arguing online have no clue what sort of stuff goes on behind closed doors in F1, and there's a lot going on. Apparently a lot of hate gets send to his family and girlfriend, that's what he doesn't like. He also said that he is a teamplayer. He said he and GP are very good in setting up the car, and that always gets copied by the other side of the garage, which he is happy to do, but doesn't have to. He wasn't asked for his reasons why he did what he did in Brazil, he said that if he explained, people wouldn't understand anyway.

Edit: forgot to mention this one

  • During the Monza weekend Max had dinner with Nyck de Vries to give him some tips for the race. He told him to just call up Marko and ask for a spot on the team. Nyck said "what, seriously?". Max said "Yea, just call him and ask, he will appreciate that". So Nyck did, and look where he is now.

Pretty awful interview btw, the woman doing the interview didn't really deliver. Bad questions, interview didn't flow well at all. She would ask him stupid stuff like what he thought about Lewis his fashion show every weekend and such. You could clearly see he wasn't comfortable. The years before Olav Mol from Ziggo used to do the post season interviews with him, those were great as they have a genuine connection together.

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u/kubazz Life Nov 28 '22

He told him to just call up Marko and ask for a spot on the team.

This is also what Brendon Hartley did after Porsche closed their LMP1 program in 2017. He did have previous relationship with Red Bull before being dropped from their academy in 2010 though.

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u/Jester252 Nov 28 '22

I do wonder if Max gave Marko a heads up about Nyck call.

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u/Chesey_ Nov 28 '22

"Helmut, Nyck is going to get that Alpha seat, are we clear about that?"

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

I have given my reasons.

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u/dementorpoop Charles Leclerc Nov 28 '22

And I stand by it

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u/Nintenderloin64 Nov 28 '22

Don’t ask me again!

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u/DinoKebab Nov 28 '22

Hehe simply lovely.

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u/SecuredStealth Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 28 '22

Even if I have to get up while driving my f1 car

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u/StealthMan375 I was here when Haas took pole Nov 28 '22

also the fact that Gasly couldn't partake in the 2017 US GP due to the Super Formula finale clashing with it in schedule (leaving a vacant seat that Hartley got for that race), and then Sainz left to Renault (resulting in Hartley taking over the Toro Rosso drive) also helped, tbf - same thing applies to De Vries, since Gasly leaving to Alpine would open up a seat for him.

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u/Juli1504 Valtteri Bottas Nov 28 '22

Poor Brendon, he was so unlucky in 2018.

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u/Broudster Fernando Alonso Nov 29 '22

Also just pretty underwhelming as a driver

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u/BuzzedtheTower Kimi Räikkönen Nov 29 '22

His style is just better suited to endurance racing

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u/qu1ck_ps Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

honestly i feel like most drivers say they dont care about the records but if max has 4/5 wdcs by 2028 i definitely see him trying to beat schumi/lewis 7

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u/ActualCounterculture Yuki Tsunoda Nov 28 '22

i think he's being realistic, lewis is in a good care with mercedes but red bull might not delivered a championship winning car when they switch PU, max can do what seb did but its also a gamble

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u/DieDungeon Nov 28 '22

Yeah, at some point it's less about driver ability and more about luck. Both Schumi and Lewis could easily have been 10 time champions (or less than 7) if only a couple of variables had changed.

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u/thebeautifulnorth1 Nov 28 '22

Agreed and that’s not disparaging at all towards Lewis or Schumi. I think both would be remembered as greats regardless of the number of WDCs because their talent is/was plain to see. But the same goes for Alonso, everyone knows he’s one of the greats despite his “low” amount of WDCs, he just made bad/unlucky moves through his career.

To get 7 you need the combination of being a phenomenal driver AND luck.

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u/awkward_the_fish Nov 28 '22

Exactly this. Alonso would be a 5 time world champion if he had more luck (2007, 2010, 2012) but the fact that he got unlucky takes nothing away from him. He is one of the greats

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u/crazydoc253 Michael Schumacher Nov 28 '22

He used up all his luck in Japan 06

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u/Jules040400 #WeSayNoToMazepin Nov 29 '22

And if he hadn't made the, in hindsight, craziest career decisions, mayne he would have gotten a chance to fight for more. Dude has never had a bad season

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u/prodicell Nov 28 '22

It's not all luck with Alonso, he also got himself kicked out of McLaren for 2008 due to his own antics, which he obviously would've challenged the championship with. Also later got into arguments with Ferrari, then tried to get into any top team but was unable to get hired by Red Bull or Mercedes after getting a reputation for being difficult, leaving him with less than stellar drives. So I would add you need to be a phenomenal driver, some luck and also be a person top teams want to hire.

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u/Barnitude Christian Horner Nov 28 '22

Of course, no one wants to hire a highly potential snitch. He dug his own grave with McLaren.

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u/dem_paws Mick Schumacher Nov 29 '22

I wonder if that would be true for Michael if the 99 crash had been career ending. I think people who didn't see him drive wouldn't remember that the first Ferrari years (imo) the last time in F1 history were someone was clearly the best driver on the grid in an inferior car, especially 96 also that 94 Adelaide was really only relevant because of the draconic punishments he got that season and any other champion would have been undeserving that year. As time goes on fewer people remember or even saw it first hand and statistics start to matter more. Clark is probably suffering from this too, even though he should be on every goat shortlist.

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u/ImNotWrongYouAreOk AlphaTauri Nov 28 '22

They also could have had less if other variables had changed i.e. the Timo Glock situation on the last lap.

It definitely is a luck sport.

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u/Feodorovna Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

There are no ifs. I could easily have been ten time WDC if only a couple of variables had changed.

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u/DieDungeon Nov 28 '22

Not aware of how conditionals work, are you?

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u/Feodorovna Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

Its variable.

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u/miathan52 Chequered Flag Nov 28 '22

I think for that to be tempting, he'd need 6 and Lewis would need to not win an 8th in the meantime. If he has 4 or 5 the road is still too long and the chance too slim, he'd never base a decision about his future on that.

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u/qu1ck_ps Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

i dont know, lewis has also said he doesnt want to race too long and it looks like he might race longer than alonso so we will see. I think if max can win a wdc after the 2026 regs and he has 5/ two less than lewis he will try to break the records

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u/Brzyo Red Bull Nov 29 '22

The difference is Max has been very honest that he wants to start a family and enjoy being a family man, and that that is impossible with the current schedule with 23 races a season. I've never heard such things from Lewis, I don't think that's a priority for him.

It's funny people speculating the opposite of what the person in question (Max) says himself. I think he knows better than all of us what he wants to do with his life.

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22

As someone who follows him, it's clear that Max is too old-school to enjoy the new bombastic entertainment industry that F1 is becoming. He hates the media side of things and does the bare minimum. He doesn't like fame. He's the opposite of Charles and George who crave for that attention. I can definitely see him taking off after 2028 because of that. I also think he wants to settle down and have a family so he has no heart in it to continue for longer.

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u/qu1ck_ps Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

i know, but he is a racer at heart, and i think if he is close he will for sure try to go for 8/9 and cement his legacy. You could hear it during his post race radio at ad21, no matter how cool and indifferent he is in the media, the records and legacy mean so much to these guys that i think if he is close to lewis and schumi, he will explore his options to equal or better them.

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u/junferarh Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

I think Max wants to be the "GOAT" of Red Bull and catch Sebs four titles. Its a realistic target for him to catch.

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u/BuzzedtheTower Kimi Räikkönen Nov 29 '22

We'll have to see what he does in 2028 because if he signs another short term contract with another team but doesn't win a title, I wonder if we'll be seeing the beginnings of a curse

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22

I was thinking like you last year. But this year, he brought up retirement way too many times for my comfort. Keep in mind that he has been in this since he was 17 and had hell of a life prior. It's normal for him to burn out earlier than most. If he has the car, for sure. If he doesn't, I don't know.

I also think he may go to Ferrari to fully follow the Schumacher path after 2028. He would be accomplished by then so he would try more idealistic options.

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u/qu1ck_ps Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

yeah who knows, hes been rb thru and thru but most drivers have talked about wanting to race and win in red. maybe by 2028 ferrari isnt such a shit show

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u/Brzyo Red Bull Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

It is funny that you say this, because Max said literally the opposite in the interview mentioned in this thread, he wants to win races. But the record of championships doesn't really interest him. He is definitely not going to waste his entire 30s chasing that record. He wants to settle down and start a family. Everything after the first WDC is a bonus, he has said this since Abu Dhabi 2021. But I guess people still like to speculate on this.

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u/qu1ck_ps Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

yeah and what im saying is 2028 is very far away, things might change, and if he has 5/6 wdcs by then he might have a little think about the records.

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u/Crasha Nov 28 '22

You think Charles craves attention why?

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

You think he doesn't? He's handsome and drives for Ferrari, it's very understandable so. I've done a long post (that whole thread really) on my thoughts on this before: https://old.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/xy4w8x/christian_horner_max_verstappen_doesnt_crave/irfjvmw/?context=3

tl;dr he and his gf loves attention.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22 edited Jan 05 '23

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u/Haris_Pistons Nov 28 '22

Or maybe, he gets money for those shoots you mention. Or perhaps his contract clause has mandatory shoots for major team sponsors. Charles wants to compete for WDC’s, and maybe all these shoots and stuff are a means to an end. Until there is solid evidence, we’re just talking out our asses and speculating.

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u/BuzzedtheTower Kimi Räikkönen Nov 29 '22

He's a bit like Kimi in that way. He enjoys the racing (not particularly the super long seasons though), but dislikes all the media crap. Besides being super into racing, I think that's probably why he likes sim racing so much. Even though he's top tier in that, no one is coming to his house to do a presser for a six hour sim race or something

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u/Ok-Community-2680 Aston Martin Nov 28 '22

I can see that as well. Maybe he can go for the triple crown post F1 since he's obsessed with racing.

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22

He's strictly against Indy500 but who knows what might happen in the future. That may be the one thing he may change his mind on.

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u/Poster-001 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Drivers say they don't care, but they do. If Hamilton had 8 titles no way he would still be racing in a car that can't deliver.

He is racing for title number 8. Nothing wrong with that, he has done everything else in F1, being the clear leader in number of titles is certainly a valid reason to carry on racing. He must have thought with the new regs this year, Mercedes would produce a car worthy of a championship. Instead they produced a car that could only manage one race win.

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u/Psych_Crisis Nyck de Vries Nov 28 '22

This is what I've learned about F1 in a few years of following it: The moment you think your favorite driver is a class act because they say something like "yeah, I'm happy and I'm just going to focus on maximizing points for the team," is the moment when you just know they're going to cut off their teammate in the very next race.

Lewis has had two major excuses to hang up his helmet, and he's coming back at it. He believes he can win that 8th. If he gets the car he deserves next year, I can't wait to see what happens between him and George.

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u/Poster-001 Nov 28 '22

There was a post here a couple of weeks ago, where l said something along the lines of teammates can be friends as long as they aren't challenging for the title. Russell has beaten Hamilton, if this continues next season and the possibility of a title is on the line, will Mercedes ask Hamilton to move over?

In reality if Mercedes produce a car that can win the title, Russell and Hamilton will take points of each other. Perez can't beat Verstappen, therfore no one to take points of Verstappen (in his team). So whilst the title race maybe closer, Verstappen should still win.

Hamilton is a good driver, however his teammate is no slouch either. The dynamics of that pair will be interesting IF Mercedes can produce a good car. If Russell beats Hamilton again, l think Hamilton will retire or try to find another team.

Rosberg had Hamilton in his pocket when it came to mind games in the year he won the title. Russell, from what l have seen, isn't able to or is weak. Mainly because he hasn't been required to play mind games.

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u/BuzzedtheTower Kimi Räikkönen Nov 29 '22

I think it depends on how close the title fight is between Russell and Hamilton. If it is close into the final stages of the season, I think Mercedes would be as hands off as possible. They would probably enforce orders if they are hurting each other while another driver draws closer. But if it is late season and Russell is a race or two up on points, I think they would have Hamilton step aside.

Also, unless I'm really misremembering 2016, Rosberg did not have Hamilton in his pocket. Yes he played mind games, but so too did Hamilton. And Rosberg just about killed himself to win that title because the effort was so high on his part. Which is why he promptly retired afterwards

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

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u/junferarh Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

If Massa was not robbed by Renault in 2008...

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u/Poster-001 Nov 28 '22

Lol... Robbed.

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u/Pretend_Pension_8585 Formula 1 Nov 28 '22

Isnt that what "at least 2028" means? Earliest he can snatch 8 titles

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u/Kronzor_ Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

I think His current red bull contract runs that long

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u/TrippleFrack Jochen Rindt Nov 28 '22

He literally hints at a deadline that would allow for 8 WDC, if he can get into the dominant car until then. Of course he cares about that record. And why would he not.

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u/CanISayThat22 Nov 29 '22

He always said not to care about records. But when he got close to beating Seb records of 11 wins, suddenly it became important

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Amber is just not a good interviewer, its been obvious all year

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Nov 28 '22

Max is at the point of giving very standard answers too, i’ve heard almost Word for Word these answers in other interviews but they were in English. Sometimes it must be so boring for the drivers to answer these routine questions. Without a more creative reporter these interviews are always going to be a drier than an iPhone left in rice for 3 days

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22

His best English interview to this date is still with Will Buxton right after his first championship. He felt more vulnerable and more natural than we will ever see probably. For all the shit Buxton gets, he's pretty good at bringing out a more human side of drivers.

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u/9thtime Default Nov 28 '22

Do you know if it's in F1tv?

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u/bellestarflower Jenson Button Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

It's on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxBdYC6CQDc&t=4s

edit: dang, I just rewatched it again and the part where he starts talking about sacrifices, the way his eyes tear up, starts gulping...Will should do more interviews, Karun simply can't get it like this.

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u/9thtime Default Nov 28 '22

Thank you!

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u/Genocode Pirelli Wet Nov 28 '22

One of his better interviews was his hour long interview with Edwin Evers (Dutch Radio legend) for G-Star Raw, probably because its not about F1 at all. It's not exactly an English interview but its subtitled in English from the start and its on Youtube.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Olav was so much better

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u/Suikerspin_Ei Honda Nov 28 '22

She is relative "new" in F1, although she had an F1 podcast for a while. Also she was one of the newsreader at NOS Journaal, the news broadcasts of Dutch public broadcaster NOS. Olav Mol does F1 commentary since 1991, that a big difference in experience. Also probably a different chemistery, since he know Max longer than Amber Brantsen knows Max.

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

she's had a year now tho to get used to it and she's still dogshit, every post race show just isnt worth watching anymore. She either knows nothing about F1 or tries too hard to make it understandable for really new fans

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u/Suikerspin_Ei Honda Nov 28 '22

She knows more about F1 than she act on camera, just like Rob Kamphues at Ziggo. Asking questions like they're 5 years old for people who are new to F1. Personally I don't like that, but I can understand that they want a wide range of viewers.

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Yeah I figured, I think they're really underestimating their audience though

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u/Hendewie Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

Dont forget last season brought alot of New dutch viewers. Everyone and their grandma has viaplay now. Those new viewers might need an interview with more simple questions

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

I get it, my dad started watching last season and didnt get shit, but the Ziggo commentary/post race info was perfectly understandable for him, and even he thinks the Viaplay commentary is overkill.

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Nov 28 '22

Yeah Olav has a better sounding name he was set up for success

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u/tyranox Guenther Steiner Nov 29 '22

It's a shame he comes with the shitty baggage that is Plooij.

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u/GoosmaN88 Nov 28 '22

Meh, everything viaplay did was just weird, they are trying to be hip and cool but really faiI on all aspects. Tried to give them a chance but their whole year is on par with this interview: veel woorden, weinig inhoud. (Sorry for the Dutch, translation: lots of talking, little content)

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Really didnt think I'd miss Ziggo this much, at least their broadcast properly worked, the Viaplay app is laggy as fuck and 1080p is a very rare sight

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u/RM_Dune Red Bull Nov 28 '22

F1TV my friend.

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Really tempted but still using my Ex's viaplay so free vs money yk. Wont stop me complaining tho, Dutchie by heart

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u/RM_Dune Red Bull Nov 28 '22

Fair enough if it's free.

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u/Lulullaby_ Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

I never have lag or issues with quality on PC personally.

Make sure to use cable internet, not wifi.

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

My PC (ethernet) gets even worse quality than my TV and Phone (both wifi) so thats not even an issue, but even if it was, every platform can run 1080p over wifi, if Viaplay cant thats on them, and its not a proper excuse.

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u/Lulullaby_ Lando Norris Nov 28 '22

That's really weird, I've had no problems no matter which device I'm on..

1080p without lag on everything for me.

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u/MasatoWolff Sebastian Vettel Nov 28 '22

Canceled my subscription yesterday. There wasn't much good about this year's broadcast by them. Definitely going to F1 TV next year.

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u/IdiosyncraticBond Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

From what I read before they started I'm glad I immediately went with f1tv. No interest in the other stuff Viaplay has on offer, so that saved me some bucks. And I have access to a lot of archive races, although I haven't used that too often yet.

Too bad the interviewers aren't up to par. I loved the connection and banter between Max and Olav

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u/yar2000 Brawn Nov 28 '22

Same here. They had an entire season to listen to their viewers and change things up. Besides the broadcast being downright bad, the fact that nothing changed shows a lack of respect towards their customers for me. Just waiting for an F1TV discount code before the next season starts now, and if there isn't one I'll buy it for full price - Viaplay left a sour taste in my mouth.

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u/Probably_Not_Sir Red Bull Nov 28 '22

They're the embodiment of the "How do you do fellow kids" meme. Embarrassing

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u/GardenerCats Nov 28 '22

You held out with Viaplay longer than me! I ditched them after 3 races, did want to give them a chance, but it was all so clinical. I thought I would like that as Ziggo often was too much 'ouwe-jongens-krentenbrood' (old boys club)...but I found I actually missed that banter.

So I got F1Tv with Olav's Grand Prix radio. Now have the benefits of all the extra stuff F1TV has (archive, technical analyses), but with the voice I will always associate with F1! And Ziggo also does a pre race and post race show of an hour, as well as Race cafe on friday. Free to watch on channel 14 if you have Ziggo.

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u/GoosmaN88 Nov 28 '22

Problem with F1TV was we could not share the account (I share all streaming accounts with my brother and a friend). Think you could only open one stream if I remember correct. Will check at the start of next season if they maybe changed it. Luckily I don’t really have any streaming issues using a Apple TV 4K with native app.

I stopped watching the pre/post race show after 4/5 gp’s, oh my god it was horrible. I also started using gpradio and that’s working great so unless f1tv changes the rules of their service I guess I’m staying 😂

eventhough this has to be one of the worst broadcasting I’ve ever seen. I still hope that viaplay actually comes to the conclusion that what they are doing is wrong, but I don’t think they ever said anything about the quality of the programming or even asked the customers: hey we are new, what do you think of our shows?

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u/Assorted_Bits Nov 28 '22

You can use an F1 account on up to 6 devices. My mother uses mine for example (or rather: I made the account for them).

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u/GoosmaN88 Nov 28 '22

That’s true, but only 1 stream at the same time is allowed according to their terms: https://account.formula1.com/#/nl/subscription-terms paragraph 6.2 they say you can install it on 6 devices but only 1 is allowed to watch content at a time.

But you say they don’t check this? Then I might as well switch, as long as it’s no problem we’re good 😂

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u/Assorted_Bits Nov 28 '22

I haven't ran into issues so far!

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u/GoosmaN88 Nov 28 '22

Cool worth a shot to test it next year then, thanks

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u/IckyOutlaw Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

Yeah, I watched the main feed on tv and the feed with the timing on my phone at the same time.

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u/Teun1het Max Verstappen Nov 29 '22

You’re roght, but f1tv now has a channel with the main feed and sky commentary, but also a feed with f1tv’s own feed/commentary. So now 2 main feeds can be seen at the same time

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u/A1tze #StandWithUkraine Nov 28 '22

That's what you get for having viaplay for so cheap /s

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Yup 14 a month what a steal

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u/Nerrion Nov 28 '22

It's a shame.. for Darts I actually quite like ViaPlay!

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u/MrMaverick82 Nov 28 '22

Absolutely agree. Gave them a chance for a full year but it grinded my gears every weekend. After the last race I had a special unsubscribe party with a bunch of friends. We all ended our ViaPlay contract at the same time. F1TV next year. I wonder what ViaPlay will do after their F1 contract ends.

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u/uTukan Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

During the Monza weekend Max had dinner with Nyck de Vries to give him some tips for the race. He told him to just call up Marko and ask for a spot on the team. Nyck said "what, seriously?". Max said "Yea, just call him and ask, he will appreciate that". So Nyck did, and look where he is now.

Might just shoot my shot as well.

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Nov 28 '22

It is pretty embarrassing to try to draw Maxs opinion on Lewises fashion not only because it’s a personal comment and neither of them really like to make those, it looks like a set up, because Max does not value fashion, so anything he says is going to look uniformed and could cause a backlash.

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u/Brzyo Red Bull Nov 28 '22

I didn't think they wanted to do him dirty with that question. Viaplay are his fans pretty much. Just a bad question, so it got a bad answer too. He just answered something like "he can do that, if that's what he likes to do".

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Nov 28 '22

And that is most Max Verstappen answer to that question. To each his own is Max’s attitude to a lot of things. I don’t even think he’s ever spared a thought for how other people dress.

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u/ARL_30FR Pirelli Hard Nov 28 '22

Which is exactly how it should be really

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u/HeyTikO Alain Prost Nov 28 '22

Max showed up in shorts and a white t-shirt.

I mean... That's his second favorite outfit outside of his Redbull team gear! lol

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u/bonbonron Default Nov 28 '22

Good on max to ignore social media, agree with him there. It's just distracting from the actual racing.

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u/NotClayMerritt Nov 28 '22

I think it’s extremely difficult to distract Max from racing anyway. He’s so intensely plugged in year round that nothing else really reaches him until someone tells him about it

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u/gteriatarka Zhou Guanyu Nov 28 '22

social media is a distraction for life in general. I've never been happier than when I deleted all that shit.

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u/Rosieu Spyder Nov 28 '22

Well not all, since you're here on Reddit with us :p But I get what you mean. I still have Insta but I don't post on it anymore. Can't be bothered to get TikTok as well. Contact with friends is something I do with WhatsApp or Telegram

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u/IckyOutlaw Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

I wouldnt call reddit social media really. The key difference is that people are generally anonymous and you tend to follow subreddits instead of persons. It is more comparable to the good old forums of 10+ years ago.

Of course it is not as clear cut of a distinction as twitter can be anonymous and a subreddit can be a mouth piece of a person of company.

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u/Nietzschean_horse Nov 28 '22

My brother in christ, you're literally posting that on Reddit

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u/junferarh Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

Oh, a fellow Croat F1 fan on Reddit, what a rare and wonderful sight. Who is your favourite driver?

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u/Nietzschean_horse Nov 28 '22

Max Verstappen

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u/junferarh Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

Thats my boy!

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u/marahute85 🐶 Roscoe Hamilton Nov 28 '22

I know he says that he ignores social media but it matters to his team minimum because two weeks after having such a major issue with sky news they were all over it on a PR campaign about how Max is such a great team player. Either he cares that he is now being known as not a team player something that he said in the press conference at Abu Dhabi or he cares that his team cares. I have never seen such an enormous PR effort to make everyone know that Checo was going to get the tow, twice.

To me the actions he undertakes suggests he does understand the importance of not having that kind of narrative as much as he tries to in general ignore social media. Max does not want to be known as not a team player and that includes catering to online chatter by demonstratable he being a good team player. He wants a good reputation, if he didn’t he wouldn’t act the way he does in general because he could be a much saltier and caustic person if he just didn’t care at all

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u/Firecrash Nov 28 '22

Dutch Viaplay has underdelivered badly. I know she is really trying, so props for that!

Also who at Viaplay thought coronel and other clowns were a better choice than Olav Mol and Robert doornbos should be fired xD

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u/Avason Daniel Ricciardo Nov 28 '22

Viaplay is such a shitshow compared to Ziggo in previous yeara. Olav en Robert have their flaws yes but at least theyre authentic and passionate. Anything on Viaplay feels like a shallow attempt to cash in on Verstappens current popularity in NL

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u/Firecrash Nov 28 '22

They chose a wrc driver over an ex f1 driver... Lol

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u/Spekpannenkoek Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

I was tired of the F1 commentary by Olav Mol, but loved his (and Jack Plooij’s) playful, fun and engaged interviews with all the drivers. It’s a shame ViaPlay didn’t keep them around for that.

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u/Avason Daniel Ricciardo Nov 28 '22

I thought I was tired of Olav's commentary and mistakes, until I heard the Viaplay live commentary... happy with F1TV now but still miss the old team from Ziggo

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u/Teun1het Max Verstappen Nov 29 '22

Same boat for me, i couldnt stand olav at the end, but now with viaplay, the commentary is even more cringey

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u/WombatJo Love Is Love Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

I gave up dutch F1 more than a decade ago. I agree with Toto: "are you drunk?". This is just hilarious. Must admit, Olav Mol was the exception. I mean, Sky in England isn't much better.... At the moment C4 will do. Miss the BBC days.

Edit: DC and the C4 team actually try their best to de-arm Max and make him laugh, trying to catch him with a prank, build lasting rapport.

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u/sc0rched84 Sebastian Vettel Nov 28 '22

„Do you drink… during the day? Because I think you do.“

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u/WombatJo Love Is Love Nov 29 '22

Hahaha, yes that's the one! Bloody brilliant!

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u/Sirtopofhat Fernando Alonso Nov 28 '22

31.

He'll have more money then he'll ever need and a lifetime to do whatever he wants. Good for him.

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u/LipshitsContinuity Ferrari Nov 28 '22

That white t-shirt really is signaling something. I think the armchair experts here need to dissect this one.

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u/tifosi7 Michael Schumacher Nov 28 '22

OP is the hero we needed.

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u/PrimalJay Honda Nov 28 '22

Can they not just replace Amber? She is a terrible host and an even worse interviewer.

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u/-Muddy-Paws- McLaren Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Really decent lad. He’s down to earth as well which is a nice change from what we’ve had in the past. As for the the online hate towards him and his family, Hamilton’s Cult really can’t help themselves and have a lot to answer for. Drive to Survive and the explosion in popularity within the USA is a large part of it.

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u/gloomindoomin Sergio Pérez Nov 28 '22

Six more years, Max 8x WDC incoming?

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u/pioneeringsystems Nigel Mansell Nov 28 '22

8 titles back to back 🤮 but I did also notice that!

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u/hesselkramer Default Nov 28 '22

Imagine

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u/NotClayMerritt Nov 28 '22

Max seems way more chilled out now. What winning does to a mf I guess.

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u/dilatedpupils98 Nov 28 '22

Takeaway: Max don't give a fuck any more

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u/Keanu990321 Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 28 '22

Max will pull off another Mika Hakkinen, I can see it.

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u/IdiosyncraticBond Max Verstappen Nov 28 '22

And spend his sabbatical doing all kind of fun races and challenges, as long as it challenges him to get the best out of his skills

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u/Jester252 Nov 28 '22

Wild to me that after Seb retired the retirement spotlight has shifted to Max, the driver with the longest contract.

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u/allhailrice69 Nov 28 '22

I hope he stays as long as Alonzo and kimi but I completely understand if he doesn’t

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u/pottertown Michael Schumacher Nov 28 '22

She was desperately trying to keep herself composed.

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u/HotSexWithGrandad Andretti Global Nov 28 '22

If he's in contention to break Michael's titles record then he'll stay on imo.

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u/Brzyo Red Bull Nov 29 '22

Sure, let's ignore the fact that the man himself said otherwise.

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u/spooki_boogey Sergio Pérez Nov 28 '22

With Lmdh and Lmh looking really promising. I can definitely see Max trying his hand at that. Indy is always going to be an option.

But part of me would love to see him in V8 Supercars. Those cars genuinely look like they're trying to kill the driver sometimes. Suits Max lol.

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u/PedestalPotato Nov 28 '22

We'll see what happens in 2026. If RBPT can't deliver, he may change his tune. I'm sure Max has a performance exit clause in his contract otherwise I doubt he would've signed on for so long.