TALENTED YOUNGSTER IN F1: Max Verstappen is undoubtedly a great talent but many believe the 18-year-old to be aggressive on the track. Image: AFP / Giuseppe Cacace
Netherlands - Max Verstappen has told his critics to "get used to" his on-track style.
The 18-year-old was the hot topic of conversation in the Monza paddock, a week after riling Kimi Raikkonen and many of his rivals at Spa.
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Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda even urged the Dutchman to go to a "psychiatrist" to temper his aggression.
Appearing on the Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport Totaal, Verstappen said: "If I go, then we might as well go together."
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As for Raikkonen's criticism, however, Verstappen added: "If I was Kimi, I would have said the same thing on the radio."
Verstappen said the criticism "doesn't change much for me - on the track, I do my own thing. Some actions may be viewed critically, but then they just have to get used to it, I guess."