Stefanos Tsitsipas: Max Verstappen's epic victory still gives me chills



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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Max Verstappen's epic victory still gives me chills

Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed Max Verstappen's thrilling victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix still gives him "chills." Verstappen edged out seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to win his maiden world title.

"It was pure epicness," said Tsitsipas, as revealed on Sportskeeda. "It was a historical moment, in a way. Like it still gives me chills." Tsitsipas was in attendance at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "There was a lot of pressure," Tsitsipas noted.

"I would have never expected, not in a million years that I would feel as much pressure as every single team member of Red Bull that night. I was shocked that I was feeling so much because I obviously don't know Max very well.

I've watched him compete. I've watched him race for many years now. "

Tsitsipas reveals how he became a Formula 1 fan

"After watching 'Drive to Survive', I became a huge Formula One fan. I did watch a little bit before that.

I became really obsessed with that. But I would have never imagined that I would be so thrilled. And so supportive of a stranger that I'd never met before," he added. Tsitsipas loves the adrenaline part that Verstappen's sport brings.

"Just the energy and the atmosphere is so much different from what I do," Tsitsipas said. "Of course in my sport there's a lot of adrenaline and emotion, but just the speed and the intensity of that sport is incredible."

Tsitsipas will play at the Australian Open as he decided to take the vaccine because he wants to be able to live a normal life. "I don't promote vaccination, but I'm not even against it. I support anyone who wants to do it.

I am not a doctor, I am an athlete and my outlook may not be the best when it comes to medicine. I will be vaccinated this year. I do it to have a normal life," Tsitsipas told Greek TV ANT1.