How Verstappen finessed his 'rage to win'

How Verstappen finessed his 'rage to win'

Max Verstappen has made a real name for himself in Formula 1 by driving fast, racing aggressively, speaking forcefully and never backing down. But after yet another season filled with controversy, missed opportunity and personal frustration, ANDREW BENSON asks if this one-man Red Bull hurricane finally found the true path to greatness?

Is Max Verstappen headed for greatness, or is he on a collision course with frustrated ambition? Right now, it's a question without an answer - or with two possible answers, from two possible futures.

First let's consider the Verstappen who had incidents in every one of the first six races of 2018 and who, at the end of the year, was still disputing the fairness of a penalty he had received for driving Valtteri Bottas off track at Monza. The same Verstappen who threw away certain victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix by colliding with a backmarker, and then shoving Esteban Ocon in the pits afterwards.

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