World Champion Max Verstappen revealed the weakness in his 2021 season, saying that there were bits he could have improved on.
Verstappen had the season of his life in 2021. The world championship was one thing, but the way he did it was the hallmark of a champion and a seasoned veteran.
The Dutchman took victory in 10 races and secured multiple pole positions and fastest laps. He also led more laps than the rest of the grid combined, and was a deserving champion through and through.
However, Verstappen revealed the weakness in his 2021 season, saying that it was not perfect by any means.
“For me, I always say to myself, you’re never perfect in any area,” Verstappen said in an interview with personal sponsor CarNext, as quoted by Racingnews365.com.
“So let’s say you’re at 98 percent, whatever you can call it, I always look at it (as something) I can always improve.
“”Because it’s not, ‘I can improve massively in this or massively in that’. It’s just tiny things, or, how can I try to influence the weekend a bit better? How can I prepare myself better? How can I make sure that I understand the balance of the car better for qualifying, (or the) race?
“These kind of differences. How can I understand the tyres better? All these kind of things.”
“Of course, next year, the tyres will be different again,” the Red Bull driver said.
“So you have to learn that as well. But you always look in these kind of areas, like what can I understand or learn from all the experience I’ve had so far?
“I don’t need to improve on this. For me, it doesn’t need to be like this every single year. I don’t think you can last a long time in Formula 1 like that! But I’m happy, of course, how it played out.
“It was an amazing season, I think. A lot of unpredictable things happened. Of course, the two teams fighting against each other. That is always more exciting than when it’s one team dominating, and it’s just the two teammates basically fighting,” he concluded.