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Max Verstappen

Grosjean a fan of 'less aggressive' Verstappen

Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean has praised Max Verstappen's maturity during the 2022 season, which he believes stems from taking his first championship win in 2021.

Romain Grosjean believes Max Verstappen has become more mature since his first title win in 2021, with the Frenchman saying that he is a fan of lack of aggression compared to previous years.

Speaking on Any Driven Monday, the former F1 driver for Haas stated that Verstappen has shown "a lot more confidence and calmness" in his driving during the 2022 season.

"We already knew that Max is an extremely talented driver, but I think his first world title has given him a lot more confidence and calmness while racing," said Grosjean.

"Since he's World Champion he just more at peace, he just drives the way he does drive, which is a very engaged way of driving that I love and admire.

"They are dominating hard this year. Hopefully Red Bull will have a bit more trouble in the future with teams like Ferrari and Mercedes , because as much as it is fun for Max, it is not good for the show if only one car wins every time."

Grosjean: Verstappen 'drives impressively' in on-track battles

Although Haas never really matched Red Bull on pace, Grosjean says he was still able to have some good on-track battles with Verstappen during a few races.

"We had little chance with the Haas against Red Bull, but we drove together for a while [in F1]," he commented.

"We had some nice fights and I think Max drives very impressively."

The current IndyCar driver now feels as though Verstappen has learned more during his years of being in F1, after his quick ascent up the junior single seater ladder.

"It is something Max has learned over the years. He went through the junior classes very quickly and entered F1 super early," explained Grosjean.

"But you can have all the preparation you want, when you get to F1, it's still F1, it's still harder and then the rest, it's still different and there is more involved."

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