Max Verstappen’s dad gives view on son’s ‘road rage’ and radio rant at Red Bull chiefs

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MAX VERSTAPPEN gained the Spanish Grand Prix to take the championship lead from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

Max Verstappen makes refined dig at Lewis Hamilton

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Max Verstappen’s dad Jos has defended his son’s ‘street rage’ throughout final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, claiming there was ‘nothing mistaken’ together with his behaviour. The Dutchman repeatedly swore at his Purple Bull race engineers after his DRS flap did not correctly open throughout his battle with George Russell.

The flap would open after which shut right away when the reigning champion tried to make use of it which delayed him from passing the Mercedes rookie. At one stage, Verstappen moaned:: “We won’t even make the **** DRS work, man. Unbelievable.”

Nonetheless, former Benetton star Jos defended his son’s actions, claiming his radio meltdown was absolutely justified. Talking on Verstappen’s official web site, Jos stated: “I’ve to say that I feel Purple Bull solved it insanely nicely. They modified the technique.

“The choice to place Max on the softest tyre for the second time – within the third stint – gave him the prospect to push. That approach he grabbed his lead.

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Max Verstappen's dad gives view on son's 'road rage' and radio rant at Red Bull chiefs

Jos Verstappen has defended Max’s feedback throughout the Spanish Grand Prix (Picture: Getty)

“I might perceive his frustration at first of the race. If issues don’t go his approach due to an issue, he’s the form of man who expresses his dissatisfaction. There’s nothing mistaken with that so far as I’m involved.

“He asks the utmost from the crew, however that goes each methods. That’s why they’re so profitable collectively.” Purple Bull had suffered from DRS failures throughout the entire weekend on Verstappen’s automotive.

The flap failed throughout qualifying which prevented the Dutchman from having one final try at bettering Leclerc’s time. The crew modified 4 components forward of the race together with two purely associated to the DRS.

Nonetheless, the problem returned within the opening levels of Sunday’s Grand Prix which pressured the crew to change to a three-stop technique on the fly.

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Max Verstappen's dad gives view on son's 'road rage' and radio rant at Red Bull chiefs

Jos Verstappen stated he might perceive his son’s frustration (Picture: Getty)

The reigning champion secured the win to maneuver into the championship lead however this was extra right down to Leclerc’s shock retirement from the lead. Purple Bull crew boss Christian Horner vowed the crew needed to get on high of the problem as quickly as attainable.

He additionally justified Verstappen’s anger on crew radio regardless of it being aimed instantly on the crew. Horner stated: “He was venting his frustration and there was a little bit little bit of street rage happening at factors which is comprehensible, he should have hit the button about 50 occasions on one straight.”

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