Max Verstappen is no stranger to speaking his mind and having the tell it like it is attitude when it comes to racing.
The 23-year-old Dutchman brought up some interesting and valid points in the press conference ahead of the Belgian GP on how crucial it is to have a dominant car in the current state of F1 . When it comes to having an advantage over other drivers in the field, Verstappen says that experience from championship titles in F1 isn't going to give drivers an edge, it ultimately comes down to who has the fastest car. All the drivers have the same goal to score as many points as they can and to do their best every race weekend.
"The only advantage you can really have is just if you have a faster car. In this sport, it's so dominant when you have a really good car.
"There's so many good drivers in this sport but they don't have the opportunity to fight at the front.
"So if you have seven titles or one or zero, I think at the end of the day, when you have spent a few years in F1, and especially more towards the front, like top five, you know that you have to try and finish every race.
"You know that you have to try and score the most available points every single weekend and I think all of us we always try and do our best and race in the best possible way.
"We had a lot of good races, just the last two didn't go our way [for reasons] out of our control," Verstappen said.
"Yeah, I'm very positive. The team is looking forward to getting started again and of course there's still a lot of races to be held. Let's see how it goes."
There is no doubt that finishing strong for the Red Bull team this season will hugely depend on the performance of the 2021 car. However, Max has no concerns that focusing on this season's car will impact or overshadow the car next season. In an interview with motorsport.com, Verstappen also says that they will have to “wait and see” what will happen next year with the 2022 car.
"To be honest, I don't think so," Verstappen said when asked if he had any concerns about the impact focusing on 2021 could have on the '22 car. "We have enough people already also working on next year's car. We can talk about it for a long time, but also I personally don't know how good or how bad it's going to be next year.
"Nobody knows, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see."
"In the last two races, we've lost a lot of points, so there's still a lot to play for," Verstappen said.
"I think it's very close. I do think that the last two races were in the advantage of Mercedes with their latest upgrades, but we also know that we still have a few things [updates] to come.
"I hope that will give us a bit more lap time."