Red Bull set for major disagreement with Max Verstappen’s dad after new decision

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MAX VERSTAPPEN leads the world championship however team-mate Sergio Perez is simply 15 factors behind.

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Purple Bull is about to conflict with Max Verstappen’s father Jos as they determine to not prioritise the reigning champion on this yr’s title combat. The group have confirmed Verstappen won’t be given preferential therapy over team-mate Sergio Perez at this stage of the season after the Mexican gained the Monaco Grand Prix.

It might put the group on a collision course with Verstappen’s household who’ve demanded the Dutchman is favoured in his bid to beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to the crown this season. Nevertheless, group principal Christian Horner appeared to swipe again on the suggestion, claiming the group was not ‘Max Verstappen Racing’.

He advised Bloomberg: “We’re not speaking about Sergio Perez Racing or Max Verstappen Racing right here. It is about Purple Bull Racing. The drivers work for the group and bear this duty. It will be significant that they realise that the ambitions of the group are better than their very own.”

Purple Bull chief Helmut Marko backed up Horner’s evaluation whereas talking to Sport1, claiming Perez was not out of the hunt simply but.

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Red Bull set for major disagreement with Max Verstappen's dad after new decision

Purple Bull may very well be on a collision course with Jos Verstappen over Max’s position on the group (Picture: Getty)

Marko defined: “He’s solely 15 factors behind and is due to this fact totally on the earth championship enterprise.” Perez seemed stronger than Verstappen all through the Monaco Grand Prix weekend and continued his good type to safe his third profession win and second in Purple Bull colors.

It got here only a week after Perez was requested to maneuver apart for Verstappen on the Spanish Grand Prix. Nevertheless, former Bennetton star and Max’s father, Jos, claims he was ‘disenchanted’ on the group’s choices to favour Perez in Monaco.

He wished issues to be ‘completely different for the championship chief’ as Ferrari has the ‘higher automobile’ within the title combat. Jos Verstappen stated: “Purple Bull achieved an excellent consequence, however on the similar time exerted little affect to assist Max to the entrance. That he completed third, he owes to Ferrari’s mistake at that second cease of Charles Leclerc.

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Red Bull set for major disagreement with Max Verstappen's dad after new decision

Jos Verstappen was ‘disenchanted’ with Purple Bull in Monaco (Picture: Getty)

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

He added: “I might have appreciated them to go for Max, however after all I’m not completely goal. I believe ten factors from Max have been thrown away right here.

“Particularly with the 2 retirements we have had, we want each level. Remember that Ferrari at the moment has a greater automobile, particularly in qualifying. Max additionally had unhealthy luck in qualifying, as a result of in his final run he was considerably sooner and on his approach to second place, till the crash of Pérez. Then the whole lot would have been completely different.”

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