Max Verstappen has decided to cut back on his use of Red Bull’s team radio because he is worried that his comments make him sound arrogant. The Dutch teenager told reporters he felt his dialogue with the team was a target for the media who always wanted to broadcast him.
He said he was sensitive to this especially following last weekend’s United States Grand Prix during which he was heard to say “I’m not here to finish fourth.” “All the time when I press my radio button, it’s broadcast, and sometimes it sounds a bit arrogant — especially ‘I’m not here to finish fourth’,” said Verstappen.
“But that’s just what comes up in my mind. I’m not there to finish fourth — I’m there to win, as a racer.”