Although Max Verstappen failed to claim victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, former F1 driver Anthony Davidson believes the maturity the Dutchman showed following his incident with Lewis Hamilton was deserving of praise.
The Red Bull driver started from pole after topping the timing sheets all weekend at at the Bahrain International Circuit. However Max found himself behind Lewis in the closing stages of the race and attempted to leapfrog his rival with four laps remaining.
However Verstappen ran wide at Turn 4 and asked by race officials to cede his position, a move that prompted Christian Horner to question the handling of the matter by the race director. However Davidson believes Max's willingness to fall in line shows a level of maturity we haven't seen from him before.
"The old Verstappen wouldn't have done what he did," Davidson said on Sky Sports F1. "Hats off to him. This a new Max that we're seeing. Very mature, a great racer like we know, and he's super quick.
"I think that level of maturity that he did there was very poignant for the rest of the championship."