Max Verstappen’s dad claims Ferrari have ‘better car’ despite blowing Charles Leclerc lead

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JOS VERSTAPPEN believes Ferrari have the most effective automobile on the grid regardless of Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez claiming victory on the Monaco Grand Prix final weekend.

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Max Verstappen’s father has criticised Pink Bull’s dealing with of the Monaco Grand Prix whereas additionally suggesting rivals Ferrari have the ‘higher automobile’ regardless of a botched technique costing Charles Leclerc the win. The Dutchman managed to complete on the rostrum in P3 across the principality on Sunday, regardless of beginning fourth on the grid as teammate Sergio Perez took the win on the iconic race.

Verstappen’s Pink Bull teammate Sergio Perez secured the monumental race win on Sunday, with the Mexican profiting from Ferrari’s faulty technique. The Italians threw away what would have been a sure-fire win after they locked out the entrance row, with Charles Leclerc falling from pole to fourth.

Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz completed second, sandwiched between the 2 Pink Bulls on the rostrum. The Monegasque driver was left pissed off by Ferrari’s antics, however Jos Verstappen – Max’s father and a former F1 driver himself – was additionally aggravated with the end result. 

The 50-year-old believes Pink Bull ought to have used what proved to be the triumphant technique together with his son somewhat than Perez. Writing in his unique column on verstappen.com, Jos wrote: “Perez truly received the race due to the sooner pit cease. 

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Max Verstappen's dad claims Ferrari have 'better car' despite blowing Charles Leclerc lead

Jos Verstappen believes Ferrari have a greater automobile than Pink Bull (Picture: GETTY)

“The workforce can maybe clarify that as a raffle, however that they had already seen, with for instance Gasly, that the intermediates had been the best choice at the moment. I’d have preferred them to go for Max, however after all I’m not totally goal. 

“I believe ten factors from Max have been thrown away right here. Particularly with the 2 retirements we have had, we’d like each level. Do not forget that Ferrari at the moment has a greater automobile, particularly in qualifying.”

The Dutchman’s suggestion comes as Leclerc and Ferrari have established themselves because the dominant workforce over a single lap. The 24-year-old has secured 5 pole positions in 2022, together with every of the final three out there. 

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Max Verstappen's dad claims Ferrari have 'better car' despite blowing Charles Leclerc lead

Jos and son Max Verstappen are sometimes seen collectively across the F1 paddock (Picture: GETTY)

Jos, who additionally expressed dismay on the delayed begin time resulting from ‘just a few drops of rain’, revealed it was a ‘troublesome weekend’ for Verstappen regardless of his third place. He mainly blamed the automobile for failing to maintain up together with his son’s driving fashion, criticising the dearth of grip on the entrance axle. 

He added: “The championship chief, Max, was not helped in that sense by the chosen technique. It turned fully to Checo’s favour. That was disappointing to me, and I’d have preferred it to be completely different for the championship chief.”

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