Why the Verstappen bubble has finally burst

Why the Verstappen bubble has finally burst

Max Verstappen has not been the most willing to front up to his mistakes in the past, but after having a problem at each race of the 2018 Formula 1 season so far does he need to change his approach?

Max Verstappen has pretty much walked on water since he sailed into Formula 1 as a 17-year-old and began tearing up convention and rewriting the rulebook (sometimes literally) that governs what it means to be a top-class modern grand prix driver. Much of the adulation is thoroughly deserved. For the most part, his driving has been utterly outstanding.

But there is a streak of almost arrogance in Verstappen's brilliance - an unshakeable self-belief that he is the best in the business, or at least a cast-iron inner-certainty that he one day will be. As a consequence, Verstappen carries with him a Senna-esque sense of his own infallibility.

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