Max Verstappen always wants to get back on FIFA with mates after F1 races

Red Bull superstar Max Verstappen simply wants to jump out of the cockpit and onto FIFA with his mates after competing in F1 races.

The 2021 F1 season has been one of the greatest years in the sport’s history thanks to the titanic world title race between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Verstappen.

The two men have won 17 races between them this season, with the Dutchman claiming nine victories to Hamilton’s eight and they head into the finale of the year – which will be free-to-air on Channel 4 – level on points.

While Verstappen is perceived to be a serious racer with questionable aggression on track, his personality is far from what is presented.

His Red Bull boss Christian Horner praised the Dutchman’s light-hearted mentality – and believes that, regardless of his rise to the pinnacle of motorsport, he has maintained his core values.

“After a race, he just wants go get back on his FIFA game with his mates,” Horner told The Times.

“He hasn’t become some kind of diva.

“Money has obviously become a factor in his life but he still has the same principles.”

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The rivalry between Verstappen and Hamilton has been one for the ages, with the two colliding at Silverstone and Monza before last weekend’s dramatic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, where drama and controversy reigned.

Sunday's crazy race saw two red flags, multiple virtual safety car interventions and five drivers crash out before Hamilton won his eighth race of the season.

The Brit took the chequered flag to tie the drivers' standings ahead of next weekend's finale in Abu Dhabi, with Verstappen finished second despite being dealt two time penalties for a total of 15 seconds.

The pair collided on lap 37 when Verstappen slowed down to let Hamilton past after the Dutchman had been ordered to return the place to the seven-time world champion. The Mercedes man was not informed of the events, and instead rammed into the back of the Red Bull.

Hamilton insisted his rival ‘brake-tested’ him while Verstappen declared he was simply trying to let the Brit pass.

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Verstappen has one more race win than Hamilton, which means the Brit needs to better his world title rival in Abu Dhabi this weekend. If the pair both crash out then Verstappen will be crowned the world champion.

Mercedes have not lost a drivers' championship since Sebastian Vettel won the last of his four consecutive titles with Red Bull in 2013, with Hamilton winning six and former teammate Nico Rosberg claiming the title in 2016 following another intense season.

Formula 1 travels to the Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12, with Red Bull star Verstappen and Mercedes’ Hamilton set to decide the world championship in a winner-take-all battle.

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