Verstappen admits Chinese GP was a 'life lesson'

From ESPN - April 16, 2018

Max Verstappen thinks his run of mistakes in 2018 have been a result of "wanting it too much".

Verstappen squandered an opportunity to win the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai with a messy attempt to pass Lewis Hamilton and a collision with Sebastian Vettel as Red Bull's car came alive in the closing stages. The latter earned him two penalty points on his superlicence and a 10-second time penalty which demoted him from fourth to fifth after the race.

The Dutchman, who apologised to Vettel immediately after the incident, also spun during the Australian Grand Prix and crashed out of qualifying in Bahrain, where he then collided with Hamilton during the race. Verstappen is sure his messy start to the season contributed to the Vettel collision.

"I do not think I necessarily need to change a lot of things," Verstappen said on F1's Paddock Pass programme after the Chinese Grand Prix. "I of course need to learn from what happened.


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