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BARRETTO: Testing gave us a fascinating insight into the pecking order for 2023 – but the full story's going to be even juicier

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Lawrence Barretto
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Interviewing Max Verstappen is a wonderful challenge. The Red Bull driver doesn’t usually give anything away for free. But as success has come, the two-time champion’s confidence in backing himself publicly has grown. 

That has never been as evident as after Day 1 of pre-season testing for the 2023 F1 season. Verstappen bounded out of the back of the garage to chat to me for F1 TV with a beaming smile, having completed a monstrous 157 laps.



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