Max Verstappen has taken time away from preparing for this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, posing for photos with a young fan.
The Dutchman stopped off during the traditional track walk on Thursday to meet and greet with a young French fan, Pierre Gasly. who said he one day wanted to race in F1.
“I hope to be as fast as you one day Max!” the young French fan said.
“We hope you can be too!” senior Red Bull officials replied.
Verstappen spent a good 5 minutes with young Pierre Gasly, posing for selfies and signing autographs.
“Do you think I could drive as fast as you?” the young French fan asked Verstappen.
“I think you could at least be within a minute of me, sure” the Dutch driver replied.
Verstappen later invited Gasly into pit lane, introducing him to Dr Helmut Marko and Christian Horner, giving the young fan a day he will never forget.
“Max took me on a tour of the Red Bull garage” Gasly said excitedly.
“It’s a once in a lifetime experience!” Gasly said.
“Literally, I think I’ll be in this garage once in my lifetime”