Motorsport greats David Coulthard and Max Verstappen had a candid chat about all things F1 LIVE on the @PUMA IG channel on Tuesday, 12 May 2020.
Topics included lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, training and the future of F1 as well as sim racing and their haircuts … and the Ferrari question!
Coronavirus lockdown times
MV: ‘I have done a lot of sim racing and I watched half of Netflix as well [laughing].’
Training at home
MV: ‘Overall it is just important to stay ready for as soon as we can go racing again. I was able to do good cardio at home with my workout bike and other equipment, plus I also had my neck harness to keep up my training.’
DC: ‘The neck is really crucial with these wide tyres and the downforces creating huge G-forces on you.’
MV: ‘I also have been driving a lot in my simulator as well. It might sound quite different to the real world racing but at the end of the day you are still doing qualifying with pressure, you are doing starts, overtakes, looking after yourself on the first lap not to crash and doing pit stops.’
MV: ‘You just do not have the G-force feeling from sim racing. So you have to rely a lot on the sound of the tyres sliding.’
MV: ‘The funny and nice thing was that I could talk to my Mum about racing as well. It would not sound as you would talk to somebody who has absolutely no clue what you were doing … my Mum definitely understands what is going on, no matter if it is go-karting or F1.’
F1 return in Austria at Red Bull Ring (still unconfirmed)
MV: ‘Especially last year when I was trying to make my way through the field, they [the fans] always went crazy every lap I was passing by. It was nice and it definitely brought a smile to my face.’
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