Max Verstappen left Monaco aggrieved and accusing his team of blundering his strategy, during the Monaco Grand Prix, and costing him a podium finish.
Verstappen said after the race in which he finished fifth, “I am very disappointed, but I cannot do anything more to change the race. That my pit stop came so early was something I really did not expect. I really didn’t get it.”
He added, “That I eventually finished is positive, but I am not happy. Hopefully the next race will be better.”
The young Dutchman’s father Jos Verstappen has come out in defense of his son and told Ziggo Sport, “I can understand why max is angry. The thing that got Max angry the most was the fact that he came back on track behind of Sainz and was not able to control his own pace anymore.”
“After the race Helmut Marko and Christian Horner went to see him and they all had a chat about the whole situation. That is also up to Max, he needs to take care of things like these himself.”
“Max can get over this pretty easily, but wants to get to the bottom of this together with his engineer. He wants to watch the race again and then, when it’s over, talk about it and it will be case closed.”
“It sucks for Max what happened, but it will make him stronger. It didn’t work out for him and that’s just tough luck.”
“I think Max has been very good over the last few races, very strong in qualifying, not a single mistake and also here in Monaco, half a second faster than Ricciardo in quali. He is in good spirits and needs a moment to take this all in, but his time will come,” added Verstappen senior.
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