Verstappen’s supervisor: “Racing will all the time be primary”

In the course of the Belgian Grand Prix, RacingNews365 spoke completely with Raymond Vermeulen, the well-known supervisor of Max Verstappen.

Vermeulen and Jos Verstappen are current at nearly each Grand Prix to assist the present world champion. After successful the title there was elevated consideration on him, so it is vital that every thing round Verstappen is organised.

This allows the Pink Bull Racing driver to concentrate on his most necessary process: driving. Based on Vermeulen, that can also be the primary motive that Max Verstappen has by no means modified.

Vermeulen is instantly clear about Verstappen’s first precedence: “Racing will all the time be primary with Verstappen. We attempt to organize every thing round it as finest as attainable, however an important factor stays Max’s efficiency on the monitor.

“That is how we observe the expansion that Method 1 is at present experiencing worldwide. I imply, in comparison with different main sports activities on the planet, we speak about a distinct segment market once we speak about F1.

“Nonetheless, Netflix has made nice strides within the sport and the market remains to be open to us, particularly in North America, the place I believe we nonetheless have quite a bit to realize.”

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Verstappen has famously rejected being a part of the Drive to Survive Netflix collection that has catapulted F1’s reputation in the previous few years, however that hasn’t stopped his model from reaching exterior of the Dutch market.

Even earlier than he received the World Championship, Verstappen already loved worldwide fame – one thing that’s mirrored within the gross sales of the merchandise on the Verstappen staff.

“We measure every thing and see, for instance, on our platform that many individuals from all around the world go to our platform and purchase our merchandise. Because of the nice worldwide curiosity, we’ve appointed individuals who particularly map the markets and assist us with it to get even larger in these markets.

“The expansion in North America has been unimaginable by way of gross sales of our merchandise and we are able to due to this fact affirm that Method 1 is rising very strongly there. We’re a full-time staff of over 25 individuals engaged on the to have the ability to assist followers straight with ordering the specified merchandise.

“That all the time goes nicely, however the peak after the world title in Abu Dhabi even put excessive stress on our logistics companion. That isn’t very unusual, as a result of you’ll be able to see that in fact in all places that when there’s a peak someplace, it turns into troublesome to keep up the identical supply velocity.”


– Raymond Vermeulen

It’s clear that the height after Abu Dhabi was not solely brought on by the demand from the Dutch Verstappen followers.

“Orders had been positioned from all around the world, so you actually noticed how the game is alive all over the world. One other instance of that worldwide curiosity is the Orange Military, which you see on increasingly circuits,” mentioned Vermeulen.

Vermeulen says they’re planning with the long run in thoughts on the subject of the Verstappen model: “There are already two Verstappen retailers within the Netherlands, however we may additionally see them in different international locations sooner or later.

“Now we have massive ambitions and we’re very busy realizing these ambitions, in the intervening time we’re engaged on a schedule that really runs till 2028. You need to suppose forward and there are definitely fascinating plans within the coming years. that we wish to carry out.”

Verstappen has a contract with Pink Bull Racing till 2028 and logically the profitable Austrian model performs a serious position within the success of the Dutchman.

“The beauty of Pink Bull is which you could change with them in a short time, regardless that it’s a very massive firm. Nonetheless, we work with a small group of people that make the choices and that makes it splendid to work with them.

“In addition they have the native information in-house in every nation, which could be very helpful for us, as a result of we cope with many various international locations, which allows us to modify rapidly with them in each nation. a hip and funky model that’s experiencing huge development, which makes us comfortable to work with them.”

The formidable plans that the Verstappen household, Vermeulen, and the staff keep in mind are clear and a logical consequence of the fantastic outcomes that Max Verstappen has achieved lately.

It’s exactly these outcomes that Vermeulen needs to emphasize once more through the interview. As a result of irrespective of how massive the model can change into, every thing ought to revolve round racing.

“In the long run, not a lot has modified in Method 1 over time, as a result of every thing revolves round racing,” he explains.

“That is why we have all the time mentioned that every thing is about racing and it all the time shall be.”

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