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Verstappen enjoying role in 'Dutch revolution' of motorsport

Verstappen enjoying role in 'Dutch revolution' of motorsport

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Verstappen enjoying role in 'Dutch revolution' of motorsport

Verstappen enjoying role in 'Dutch revolution' of motorsport
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Max Verstappen has declared he is 'enjoying' being part of a 'Dutch revolution' in motorsport that is inspiring young people in his native Netherlands.

The Red Bull driver's meteoric rise to the top of F1 has culminated in a bona fide title challenge this season as the Dutchman battles Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for superiority.

Coinciding with Verstappen's championship charge, Robin Frijns and Nyck de Vries hold a one-two stranglehold in the Formula E drivers' standings while Rinus Veekay took a maiden IndyCar victory at the Indy Grand Prix last weekend.

Asked what he thought of his role in the Dutch uprising, Verstappen joked: "The guys in Formula E are older than me so I have nothing to do with that!

"I don't know, I just try to get the best out of myself. That is what I have been working on since I was very little and of course, now, since I have got to Formula 1, of course, the sport is getting more and more popular in Holland again.

"It is great to see all the little kids dreaming of potentially getting to Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E, whatever they want to do... I definitely enjoy it."

Zandvoort's return to F1 was due to take place last season before the Covid-19 pandemic hit but the circuit will finally be showcased in September, something Verstappen pointed to as an inspiration for young people.

"My main focus is on myself at the moment," he added. "If that automatically inspires kids in Holland, of course, we have the grand prix back, it is great. Hopefully, we can keep it going for a long time."

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