An irritable Max Verstappen refused to surrender sixth place to Purple Bull team-mate Sergio Perez on the ultimate laps of Sunday’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix with a rasping rebuke on crew radio. The world champion, who collided together with his 2021 title rival seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton on lap seven of a stormy race, advised his race engineer to not ask him to concede place once more in stern vogue. “I advised you already final time – you guys do not ask that once more to me, okay? Are we clear about that?
“I gave my causes and I stand by it.”
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The Dutchman, who clinched his second drivers’ title ultimately month’s Japanese Grand Prix, was dissatisfied and pissed off at his destiny in an incident-filled race that noticed Purple Bull miss out on a podium end for the primary time for the reason that season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
“Max let Checo by, please,” his engineer had requested him, the crew searching for to help their Mexican driver in his bid to complete forward of Charles Leclerc within the drivers’ championship.
Consequently, in a race gained by George Russell, who claimed his maiden triumph forward of team-mate and compatriot seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, Perez is degree with Ferrari’s Leclerc on 290 factors, however the Monegasque is second as he has another race win