Max Verstappen's racing career is a study in impatience. He is a young man in a hurry to achieve world domination.
Multiple champion in karting; 'get me straight to Formula 3!' Immediately successful in F3; 'I must be in Formula 1 as soon as possible!' Enormously impressive as a grand prix rookie with Toro Rosso; 'put me in a top team now!' Race winner with Red Bull on his debut with the team; 'next year I must win the championship!'
But Verstappen now finds his ambitions frustrated. Red Bull-Renault's failings under F1's new regulations have left the alliance cut adrift from Mercedes and Ferrari.