Max Verstappen ‘irritated’ at Sergio Perez and makes foul play suggestion at Monaco GP

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MAX VERSTAPPEN will line up fourth for at the moment’s Monaco Grand Prix with team-mate Sergio Perez simply forward.

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Max Verstappen was pissed off that Sergio Perez’s late crash value him a closing run in qualifying yesterday. He described the late crimson flag as ‘irritating’ and even made a suggestion about foul play.

The Dutchman stated drivers can ‘tactically ship it into the wall’ which can block the monitor and convey out the crimson flag. Perez misplaced management on the tight flip eight, smashing into the barrier and destroying the rear of his automotive.

Moments later, Carlos Sainz additionally spun on the similar nook and picked up the Crimson Bull. The accident blocked the circuit and prevented anybody from bettering their occasions.

It allowed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to carry onto pole unchallenged after he set the quickest time on his closing run. Verstappen stated: “It’s irritating and a pity in fact that the one who put it within the wall was my teammate.

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Max Verstappen 'irritated' at Sergio Perez and makes foul play suggestion at Monaco GP

Max Verstappen was pissed off at Sergio Perez (Picture: Getty)

“However in the long run, you aren’t getting a penalty for that. So if you already know you might have a superb first run, then you may suppose: ‘ah properly, you already know what, I will park it and tactically ship it into the wall.’ You can do this.”

It’s the second time in as a few years that the Dutchman has been caught out by a late crimson flag in Monaco. Final yr Leclerc crashed on the swimming pool chicane with seconds remaining and ensured Verstappen couldn’t pip him late on.

There was some debate over whether or not F1 ought to undertake particular crimson flag guidelines which might see drivers stripped of their greatest laps in the event that they trigger a stoppage. Nonetheless, additional discussions haven’t come to fruition that means drivers can in concept purposefully crash to carry onto a place.

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Max Verstappen 'irritated' at Sergio Perez and makes foul play suggestion at Monaco GP

Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz crashed within the closing levels of the session (Picture: Twitter / F1)

That is nonetheless unlikely as crashing throughout a session may convey challenges the next day. Final season, Leclerc was unable to participate within the race after his staff discovered harm simply moments earlier than the beginning.

Nonetheless, when the reigning champion was requested whether or not he believes the rule ought to be modified, Verstappen recommended that is one thing he would again. He added: “That is one thing we have been engaged on for some time. It is good for the one that hangs it within the wall. However for me it is a bummer, in fact.”


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