Max Verstappen’s unusual and hidden off-track skill 

Dutchman Max Verstappen has revealed his off-track talent, juggling different objects in a video shared by Red Bull Racing.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen might be dominating Formula 1 but, if he chooses to leave the sport, another industry might come calling.

Taking a break from the on-track action and his virtual racing hobby, Verstappen has picked up another talent, learning to juggle in a way that would impress professional circus acts.

In a video posted on Red Bull Racing’s Twitter account, the team’s two-time world champion juggled three objects, joking he could make an appearance in Cirque du Soleil

“That’s pretty good! Are you ready for the circus?” his teammate Sergio Perez remarked.

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“If the Cirque du Soleil needs someone, I’m ready,” Verstappen claimed. “Yeah! I can be in Cirque du Soleil.”

The revelation about Verstappen’s hidden skill comes as the Dutch driver weights his future in Formula 1.

Despite riding high at the top of the Drivers’ Standings and with two championships under his belt, Verstappen is believed to be undecided over how long he’ll remain on the grid. 

Tied into a contract until 2028, pending a significant change in Red Bull’s performance, Verstappen will be a feature of the sport for several season to come.

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However, beyond that, Verstappen has floated the idea of leaving Formula 1 to pursue other passions. 

“F1 is amazing and I’ve achieved a lot, and I’m very happy and proud about it… but it’s a lot of travelling and it’s a lot of races,” Verstappen told Sky Sports after claiming his second world title.

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“And at one point, what is more important? Is family more important, or is F1 more important? That’s when you need to make your mind up,” he added.

The thoughts about moving away from Formula 1 are surprising for Verstappen’s fans, as he is at the top of the game right now, with all indicators suggesting he’ll snatch a third Drivers’ Championship.

After three races, Verstappen has extended his lead thanks to two victories and one P2 finish, with teammate Sergio Perez 15 points behind and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso trailing the Dutchman by 24 points.