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Verstappen on stunning F1, surviving Red Bull and fancying MotoGP

The Red Bull ace and Formula 1's youngest ever grand prix winner discusses his racing pedigree and explains why passing his driving test wasn't quite plain-sailing. Words: James Roberts Pictures: LAT Images/Lorenzo Bellanca

Max Verstappen doesn't hesitate. His whole demeanour, whether he's inside the cockpit of a racing car or talking to friends, journalists or engineers, is flat-out. He's not a man to dwell on an idea: there's no doubt in his mind about where he wants to go next - be that out on track or over the course of a conversation.

We catch up with Max ahead of what will turn out to be an eventful weekend for him. During the Malaysian Grand Prix, not only will he leave his teenage years behind as he turns 20 (his birthday lands on the same day as qualifying, 30 September), but he'll also scoop the second grand prix victory of his career.

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