Max Verstappen has once again criticized Netflix’s Drive to Survive for its “fabricated” drama.
The Red Bull driver admitted watching some episodes and pointed out things he didn’t like, for example, the fact he was featured in the show with old footage.
“I watched a few episodes of the last one and I was surprised, I suddenly found myself talking in it,” he said.
“And it’s probably stuff from like 2018 or something they picked up and used again – about fighting and what I like to do.
“But that already is not of course correct. I could hear that my voice was a bit different.”
Verstappen also admitted he is going to be more careful around the paddock as the Netflix team picks up many conversations with their microphones.
“And I also realized that a lot of times I was saying stuff and they were around with this beam [boom microphone in the paddock] and they pick up a lot of stuff,” he said.
“So, I’ll have to be a bit more careful with that as well.
“It’s just not my thing. And then of course they tried to pick moments – throughout the whole season – and fabricate it in a way.
“What I didn’t like, and it’s not even about me, it was about Lando and Daniel, which I think are two great guys.
“They’re really nice, first of all. And it made it look like Lando was a bit of a dick, which he isn’t at all.
“And, again, I know Lando and I think many people know Lando as a funny guy, great guy – he has a great character.
“And actually when you look at that episode, you really think like ‘who is this guy, what the hell is going on?”
“When you are new to the sport and you’ve never seen a racing car or Formula 1 car in general, they don’t like him. And why should that be?
“Because he is a great guy and you just immediately get a wrong picture of a person. And that’s exactly what I think happened to me in the beginning.
“I’m someone [that] when you ruin it from the start, you don’t fix it. That’s it, you ruined it. So, that’s my stance and that’s how I’ll go forwards.”