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Max Verstappen

Jos Verstappen hopes Max's change in fortune continues

Max Verstappen will be cheered on by his home fans at this weekend's Dutch GP. Father Jos will be in attendance supporting his son as he looks to put his recent run of bad luck well and truly behind him.

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Jos Verstappen couldn't hide his delight at son Max's win at the Belgian Grand Prix, considering it brought an end to a run of bad luck.

The Red Bull driver had a disappointing end to the first half of the season, retiring from the British Grand Prix after being knocked out of the race by Lewis Hamilton, while a first-lap collision hampered his efforts in Hungary.

As a result, Max has only scored 14.5 points in his last three races, a number father Jos admits is far from ideal, but one that's boosted by the half points earned with victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

"No, it isn't all going well," Jos Verstappen told Radio538. "It hadn't been going well for a while, but it did at Spa-Francorchamps.

"After the pole position and just two laps, he still got half the points, which was a stroke of luck. But if you consider the luck Lewis Hamilton has had in recent years, it's not bad either."

This weekend will see Max race in front of his home fans at the Dutch Grand Prix, and Jos hopes those in attendance at the Circuit Zandvoort will show respect to Hamilton, given the rivalry between the two drivers.

"We hope they won't just boo and that they'll also have respect for Lewis," Jos concluded.

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