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Verstappen F1 insider makes embarrassing revelation about champ

Verstappen F1 insider makes embarrassing revelation about champ

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Verstappen F1 insider makes embarrassing revelation about champ

Verstappen F1 insider makes embarrassing revelation about champ

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.

He had been Verstappen's trainer since 2019, overseeing all three of the dominant Dutchman's successes in F1.

However, the Brit has now made an admission about how he first got the role with Verstappen, who went on to become a good friend during the pair's time together.

Bradley Scanes has been a key part of Max Verstappen's team as he's claimed three world championships
Max Verstappen enjoys having a close circle of personnel around him
Max Verstappen won his first race in 2016, something Bradley Scanes was not aware of

Verstappen trainer's lack of knowledge

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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