F1 requires an exceptional level of discipline, be it with regard to honing driving skills or making sacrifices in dietary intake.
While the notion of having lighter drivers has been done away with through FIA’s rule that now stipulates a minimum driver weight, having a balanced diet is still imperative for keeping the body healthy.
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen is no different, and while his driving prowess has always been there for all to see, the Dutchman has to follow a strict diet off the track.
If Max thought life would get more relaxed in terms of his lifestyle post retirement, he was in for a rude shock as his girlfriend Kelly Piquet said she won’t allow him to fill up.
Max had admitted that he put on a bit of weight after winning the 2022 world championship, but ensured that he got back to peak fitness ahead of the ongoing campaign.
The 25-year-old admitted that he was hopeful he could graduate onto a similar diet that saw him gain the weight during the off-season, but Kelly is having none of it.
During the documentary ‘Max Verstappen: Anatomy Of A Champion’, the Red Bull driver was asked about his intense training and fitness regime.
“When I am forty, then I will no longer race. Then I will eat what I want,” Verstappen said.
Kelly was quick to interrupt Verstappen and promptly said – “No”.
Max feigned surprise, quickly adding: “Not? I’m getting as fat as a pudding sandwich”.
Once again, Kelly relied on a monosyllable response: “No”.
For all Max Verstappen fans, the documentary is a must-watch as it gives a closer insight to the driver’s life off the track.
It details his glamorous home in Monaco and also gives allows viewers to get a closer look at his relationship with Kelly.
While he never opened up to Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, Max can be seen in this documentary in a very relaxed mood, which one would assume given his sharp rise to being the hottest property on the circuit following successive world championships.