Max Verstappen insists he is not planning to change his driving tactics despite the FIA's new stance on moving under braking in F1.

The ruling body on Saturday issued a clarification on the rules, saying moving under braking would now be considered a breach of regulations.

It comes after Verstappen was in the spotlight again for his defence against Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Although Verstappen said the clarification was positive, he insisted he has no plans to change his approach to racing.

"To be honest it is like it is," said Verstappen. "They set up a rule so everybody has to follow the rule.

When asked if he would change his driving style, he said: "No, I don't think so."

"I think it's good that they make it more clear to everyone what's allowed and what's not. Let's see how it's going to turn out. I think it's a positive thing that they put a rule on it."

"Maybe they can get past now."

The Red Bull driver said the move did not come as a surprise to him.

"If so many people are complaining it's not a surprise, let's say it like that," he added.

"To be honest I haven't really thought about it yet, what I should do or what I would do. I'm just gonna race and then we'll see how it's going to be with overtaking and how people are defending.

"If that's the right approach I don't know, but at the end of the day it's the same for everyone so we'll have to deal with it.

"I think it makes Formula 1 a lot more interesting, instead of just getting by with DRS or driving by in an easy overtake. But that's not up to me.

"Probably it will lead to more passes. If it's positive passing I don't know, that's what we'll have to ask the fans at one point."

Verstappen claimed moving under braking is something that other had done when defending from him as well.

"For sure, all the time. I've seen it all the time."

Additional reporting by Jonathan Noble 


Verstappen says he won't change style despite new rules