Max Verstappen takes dig at Mercedes as FIA opt to back Red Bull rivals – ‘Disappointed’

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has stormed to the highest of the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings.

Max Verstappen takes dig at Mercedes as FIA opt to back Red Bull rivals - 'Disappointed'

Max Verstappen has taken a dig at Mercedes after the FIA addressed F1’s porpoising points (Picture: GETTY)

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Max Verstappen has taken a dig at Mercedes after the FIA issued a technical directive to deal with the porpoising points which have impeded some F1 groups this season. Verstappen at present leads the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings after successful 5 of the opening eight races however rival Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of preventing the Dutchman once more this yr have been blocked by Mercedes’ points with their bouncing automobile.

F1 groups had been compelled to revamp their automobiles over the winter amid a complete host of rule modifications forward of the present season. However some groups have been unable to beat their porpoising issues as automobiles have bounced up and down throughout races.

Mercedes have suffered notably badly, with Hamilton combating extreme again ache after final weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. However Crimson Bull haven’t been affected by porpoising. And Verstappen has claimed the Silver Arrows have been “complaining so much” and admits he isn’t comfortable that the FIA have felt the necessity to step in.

“I feel it is a bit disappointing that once more there’s a rule change mid-season, I’d say,” Verstappen mentioned forward of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. “It is not even about affecting us roughly than different groups – nevertheless it should not be that one group is complaining so much and immediately then they alter the regs round it.

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“I feel there are a number of groups that truly did an incredible job to not have these sort of points, so it’s attainable to drive round it. In the event you elevate your automobile you then will not have these points, however you lose efficiency. However if you cannot design the automobile correctly for that then that is your fault, it isn’t the regs’ fault. For me that could be a little bit of a disgrace.

“After all each observe is completely different, too, however I feel it is a bit of a disgrace to alter it mid-season and clearly groups have proven you may drive usually, or at the very least with so much much less points than another groups.”

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Max Verstappen takes dig at Mercedes as FIA opt to back Red Bull rivals - 'Disappointed'

Max Verstappen gained his maiden F1 title final yr (Picture: EXPRESS)

Final season, Verstappen was locked in a tussle with Hamilton as each drivers battled to land the F1 title, with the Dutchman finally popping out on prime after successful the ultimate Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi. However Hamilton has been unable to rival Verstappen this yr, with the Briton occupying a lowly sixth place within the total standings.

And Crimson Bull chief Christian Horner has already criticised the Mercedes group for overplaying their porpoising issues. “Look, it’s uncomfortable however there are cures to that however it’s detrimental to the automobile efficiency,” Horner mentioned after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. “What’s the best factor to do? Complain from a security viewpoint – however every group has a alternative.”

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