Max Verstappen has admitted that he used to ignore phone calls from Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko if the Austrian called him early in the morning.
Marko has long been considered the kingmaker for young drivers in the Red Bull program, but Verstappen - typically headstrong - decided not to go out of his way to appeal to the veteran.
Despite his decision not to pander to Marko by answering his early morning calls, Verstappen admitted that he may have impressed the long-time team advisor by setting a clear boundary.
In an interview with Motorsport-Magazin, the newly-crowned three-time world champion also hailed the decision to pick Honda as the team's engine partner in 2019, admitting that not everyone in the team was convinced at the time.
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