Q: Apart from driving a Formula 1 car, what is your favourite buzz?
Max Verstappen: Don’t laugh: karting!
Q: Which film last made you cry?
MV: Actually I am a comedy person. Laughing is my thing. Stupid funny movies. Movies that are so stupid that they are really funny! (Laughs)
Q: What are you afraid of?
MV: I guess in this I am like everybody else: I am not a big fan of spiders and sharks.
Q: What was the last book you read?
MV: Actually I read two books lately: the biography of Johan Cruyff, famous Dutch football player, and his book about coaching a team.
Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school report?
MV: It was the same every single year: that I could do so much better if I was interested. But I hated it.
Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?
MV: I like fizzy drinks. (Laughs)
Q: Do you collect anything?
Q: What do you miss most about home when you’re travelling?
MV: Family and friends.
Q: What was your worst buy?
MV: I am not sure if I have ever done that. I normally always think first, like before I bought my PlayStation kit. I carry it with me all over the world – so that I can play FIFA!
Q: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made?
MV: Crashing in the pit lane.
Q: When was the last time you were really angry?
MV: A few days ago. I think it might have been in the US...
Q: Which superpower would you prefer: being able to fly or being able to become invisible?
MV: Being able to fly. An Ironman/Spiderman mix! You have the webs and the jets. For sure, nothing where you have to wear tights all the time!
Q: Do you sing in the shower?
MV: No singing at all!
Q: Do you believe in love at first sight?
MV: It can happen, yes.
Q: What’s the worst thing about being famous?
MV: Getting recognised everywhere. It’s nice in some ways that people take an interest in you, but please not all the time. Sometimes you simply want to be a private person.
Q: You can invite three people to dinner, living or dead. Who do you invite?
MV: My best friends.
Q: What was the best thing about being a child?
MV: Having no worries. Nobody writing stupid stories about you. You could be yourself and do crazy things.
Q: What should everyone try once in their lifetime?
MV: That is different for everybody, I guess. For me it is to drive an F1 car. For somebody else it might be bungee jumping, or flying to the moon!