Formula 1Max Verstappen in the final stage of the Grand Prix Formula 1 The Brazilian ignored his team’s orders. Red Bull Racing would have liked the world champion to relinquish sixth place to teammate Sergio Perez, who is still battling for second place in the championship. But this did not happen. “It shows who he really is,” said Perez, angrily at the Dutchman’s antics.
a look. Perez’s response to Verstappen’s behavior: “Very surprised after everything I’ve done for him”
The penultimate race of the Formula 1 season looked like a dead end for Verstappen, when he fell completely off the field after colliding with Lewis Hamilton and ended up in the penultimate place. Despite this, the Dutchman was able to drive all the way to the P6, thanks in part to a late safety car. He was a second behind Fernando Alonso, seconds behind Perez. Red Bull’s request was clear: if Verstappen was still behind Alonso after turning 12, he was categorically asked to give up his place to his teammate. In the end, the world champion did not and this led to disagreements within the team.
“Max, please let Chico pass,” Verstappen was told for the last time. When he didn’t, his engineer wondered aloud why he was ignoring the team’s orders. ‘I told you last time not to ask me about it anymore.’ replied Verstappen. ‘I gave my reasons and I’m still on their side.’
Perez, who was not 8 but 6 points richer, reacted very irritably in turn. “It shows who he really is,” the angry Mexican said over team radio. In the World Championships, Perez now saw Charles Leclerc take part, and held close to second place until the final race.
After all I did for him
At Viaplay, Verstappen didn’t want to comment much on the incident afterwards. “My reasons? We’ve all discussed them together. I also think it’s good that we did, but I won’t repeat it here.” “If we go to Abu Dhabi now and Chico If I need the points, I’ll do it, but it was important that we talk first.”
But for Perez, the accident was not forgotten and only forgiven. I can’t believe it, but I haven’t received any other information. I’m definitely surprised, especially after all I’ve done for him in the past.”
Russell takes first win: ‘Fantastic’
George Russell didn’t care. The Briton won his first ever Grand Prix and was over the moon. “What a wonderful feeling. “It’s been an emotional roller coaster this season and this race is no different,” said the 24-year-old Mercedes driver, who also won the sprint race on Saturday. “This is just the beginning, I knew we could do it.”
He drove from start to finish and was the most feared of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who returned to the race after colliding with Max Verstappen and finished second. “Lewis was very fast and when I saw there was another safety car coming, I thought this was going to be tough,” Russell said. “There were a lot of memories coming up when we left. I had to think especially about the beginning of it all, with my mom and dad going karting.”
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