Max Verstappen says he has no problem with Formula 1 cars slowing down slightly if it makes the sport more exciting to watch.
The Red Bull driver is well aware cars are going faster than before with track records being broken regularly and the 21-year-old says speed might need to be kept in check.
The Dutchman says F1 has to
remain fun for the fans
and if that means reducing speeds at times then so be it.
Verstappen told Autosport:
We are now going ever faster and we are recording new track records everywhere, but that is of course not the issue. If you just want to go faster and faster then you might as well put a robot in the car.
It should also remain fun for the fans.
If everything goes one or two seconds slower, but we can continue to follow each other well, then that’s no problem at all.”
Verstappen last won a Grand Prix in Mexico towards the end of last season and has so far recorded two third-place finishes, four fourths and a fifth place in 2019 as Red Bull attempt to compete with Mercedes and Ferrari.