Ex-Red Bull engineer reveals what Max Verstappen is like to work with as F1 champion faces 'legal action'
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Max Verstappen's former performance engineer Blake Hinsey has discussed what it's like to work with the F1 world champion.
Verstappen has come under fire after a video of him driving an Aston Martin Valkyrie was leaked online.
He was seen driving the car, which was designed by Red Bull Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, one-handed whilst using the touch screen.
According to Nice Matin, the 25-year-old could face legal action.
The report claims he could be prosecuted based on the AMR Valkyrie video for 'endangering the lives of others'.
It was reported that the Dutchman was driving at 124 km/h, which is 34 km/h over the 90 km/h speed limit.
He was also seen wearing a headset, which comes with the Aston Martin Valkyrie in order to avoid damage to the eardrums.
It was also reported that he could be stripped of his home Grand Prix in the future, with the Dutch race currently taking place at the legendary Zandvoort circuit.
The race in the Netherlands could be scrapped after 2024 due to competition from other countries hoping to stage races.
Amid the legal woes and the potential of losing his home Grand Prix, the star driver's former performance engineer has opened up on working with him, stating he's 'one of the easiest drivers' he's had to deal with during his career.
Hinsey, who worked with Verstappen in 2016 and 2017, said via GP Fans: "I'll be honest, like working with him was probably one of the easiest drivers I had to work with. The communication loop was super tight.
"A lot of it was nonverbal. I'd look through the data at night, have a chat with him, you know, before he left Friday night. What do you think about this? The tools, talk with GP [Gianpiero Lambiase, Verstappen’s race engineer] about the setup and that was it."