CHRISTIAN HORNER has responded to Max Verstappen’s dad Jos’ feedback after the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Christian Horner has hit out at Max Verstappen’s dad Jos after the previous Bennetton star attacked Pink Bull after the Monaco Grand Prix. Writing in his on-line column, Jos claimed Pink Bull’s technique in Monaco favoured Sergio Perez and criticised the staff for not serving to Max to the entrance.
The previous driver mentioned Perez’s victory had value his son no less than 10 factors within the title hunt at a time when Ferrari have been nonetheless faster. Nonetheless, Horner fired again, claiming the truth was ‘barely completely different’ to Jos’ remarks.
He added Pink Bull has no favouritism between Verstappen and Perez and claimed the primary within the staff was the ‘driver that’s forward’.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities F1, Horner mentioned: “Dads and fathers are by no means completely goal. What wasn’t obvious was all the data that we have now throughout a race.
“If Max had pitted, then he would have come out behind I feel George on the time. Jos is his personal individual and character. He is bought opinions and that is completely nice, that is his opinion. The truth for us was clearly barely completely different… it is no concern.
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Christian Horner has responded to Jos Verstappen’s Pink Bull remarks (Picture: Getty)
“The No 1 driver is the motive force that is forward, it is so simple as that. That is why Checo bought the decision on the pit cease, Max would not even have had monitor place for instance on that lap.
“However, our battle is not between the 2 drivers, we have a really aggressive Ferrari with two quick drivers in it.” Perez’s victory in Monaco means he lies simply 15 factors behind Verstappen within the championship.
The Mexican has additionally appeared to have a slight tempo benefit over Verstappen this weekend in Baku. Nonetheless, Max addressed his dad’s feedback forward of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, revealing he had talks to chill the tensions.
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Max confirmed he had spoken to his dad forward of Baku (Picture: Getty)
He mentioned: “As my father wrote, he isn’t utterly goal. He simply needs to see me win. It is his opinion. I additionally advised my dad that Sunday’s occasions have been a results of Saturday, when that crimson flag ruined my qualifying.
“That was the largest drawback, as a result of in Monaco you’ll be able to’t overtake. Nice, that was one race, we’ll simply transfer on now.” Jos’ column was posted days after the Monaco race and was extremely important to the staff.
He mentioned: “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’d have favored it to be completely different for the championship chief.
“Perez truly gained the race due to the sooner pit cease. The staff can maybe clarify that as of venture, however they’d already seen, with for instance Gasly, that the intermediates have been the best choice at the moment. I’d have favored them to go for Max, however after all I’m not fully goal. I feel ten factors from Max have been thrown away right here.”