Max Verstappen does not like the way he has been portrayed in the second season of the Drive to Survive Formula 1 based series on Netflix, which began airing on Friday.
The Red Bull driver is at times subtly portrayed as a villain with a care-less attitude. This did not please Verstappen who said as much during a YouTube interview with Anas Bukhash.
“I don’t think it was the real me,” Verstappen said during the interview. “Problem is they will always position you in a way they want – it’s a series. Whatever you say they will try to make you look reckless or try to make you into whatever fits the story.
“The series is all about excitement and it needs to be exciting, so they position you and whatever fits the episode. You’re interviewed and they use the words also under different circumstances, so it never really fits. I never really liked that, I prefer to just have a one-on-one interview with the person who would like to know me.
“I like to be just myself. I speak when I need to speak and if I don’t have anything to say then I won’t say anything. I don’t think I show a lot of emotion, I’m just easy going but I’m also very determined to win.
“I try to do everything for it because it’s my life, it’s my passion. Sometimes it might seem arrogant or whatever, but I am there to win. Everybody’s different, everybody works differently. But for me, that seems to work the best,” added the 22-year-old ahead of his sixth season in the top flight.