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Formula 1 must not clip Verstappen's wings

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Formula 1 must not clip Verstappen's wings
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Nov 15, 2018, 11:31 AM

Max Verstappen copped some flak for his post-race antics in Brazil, but Formula 1 must realise that it should not try to change a driver who has become one of its box office stars.

Max Verstappen is Formula 1 box office. The driving brilliance. The aggression. The total self-belief. The bubbling anger when things don't go his way and the rough edges to this brilliant diamond are the very things that should make the championship's commercial chiefs sleep comfortably at night.

Whether you love or hate him for his exploits on- or off-track (and in FIA garages), that everyone holds an opinion is what makes him so utterly compelling. As with many a great legend of the past, he is never far away from being at the centre of a major story.

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Author Jonathan Noble