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Max Verstappen

Verstappen in firm declaration over social media: 'It's no-one's business"

Max Verstappen has given an insight into what exactly he talks about with Nelson Piquet - and it is not Formula 1 or motorsport.

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Max Verstappen is renowned for being a no-nonsense Formula 1 driver who perhaps would be better suited to an era before social media.

Verstappen has been out-spoken about how he feels F1 is heading in the wrong direction with Sprint races and that he simply wants to turn up on a race weekend, do the best job he and Red Bull can, and usually walk away with the race win - if 2022 and 2023 are anything to go by.

This uncomplicated nature to Verstappen also comes across away from the race-track, with the three-time champion insisting that whatever he gets up to away from the track is "no-one's business."

Verstappen on social media

"What I do in private is no one's business," Verstappen explained to Formula1.Nl.

"I don't follow very many Formula 1 related accounts or people anyway [on social media].

"I actually only follow other sports and athletes, also to gain balance in my life. I don't want to know everything about what's going on in the paddock, especially when I'm at home."

Verstappen's reluctance towards social media also extends to when he is visiting Brazil and spending time with fellow three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet Sr, the father of his partner Kelly.

"That certainly also applies to family visits in Brazil, when I see [Piquet]," Verstappen added of his lack of social media use.

"We don't really talk about motorsport. He has talked about that more than enough in his life.

"At a certain point you don't feel like doing it anymore, you're done talking about it. I understand that, there is more to life."

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