Max Verstappen's former trainer Bradley Scanes has admitted that he didn't know anything about Formula 1 before taking a job with the Dutchman, and had little idea who the now three-time world champion was.
Scanes recently left his job due to the increasingly demanding travel schedule - with a record 24 races on the calendar for the 2024 season.
Scanes had to do a significant amount of research before starting the job, frantically Googling various aspects of F1, having not paid attention to the sport at all beforehand.
“Before I started working with Max, I didn't really know anything about motorsport and Formula 1. I didn't even know who Max Verstappen was,” Scanes told The Red Flags podcast.
"I googled a lot to read myself in, to keep track of everything. I knew Hamilton was successful, but that was about all. The first F1 race I watched was in the Red Bull garage with the mechanics.
"In December 2019, I met Max and in the second week of January, I started working with him. In the meantime, all of December, I watched and read everything loose and loose about F1. Everything I could think of.”
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