Max Verstappen was ‘irritable’ with Red Bull’s ongoing car problems at F1’s Miami Grand Prix regardless of successful, reveals his dad – who additionally admits his son ‘made a mistake’ in qualifying
- Max Verstappen’s father stated the driving force was ‘irritable’ about his Red Bull car
- Verstappen was beset with car problems earlier than successful the Miami Grand Prix
- Jos Verstappen stated Red Bull’s car points meant his son ‘bought little or no follow’
Verstappen was thought be dealing with an uphill battle after lacking most of Friday’s follow periods due to reliability points with his car.
But the Dutchman produced a driving masterclass to take the chequered flag in Florida, having come from third place to overhaul Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc – present championship chief – and his team-mate Carlos Sainz on the seventh lap.
Max Verstappen was ‘irritable’ over the problems with his Red Bull car, revealed his father
Reliability points with his car meant Max Verstappen missed most of Friday’s follow periods
Jos Verstappen, Max’s dad, defended his son
Verstappen didn’t relinquish his lead and gained the race to chop Leclerc’s result in simply 19 factors, regardless of having two DNF’s on his racing report thus far this season.
‘Problems with the car on Friday meant he bought little or no follow and also you want that point to regulate the car, particularly on a brand new road circuit,’ Jos wrote.
‘I might perceive why he was a bit irritable.’
While defending his son’s perspective, Jos did additionally acknowledge that Max made an error throughout qualifying that ceded benefit to his essential rivals.
Having appeared to resolve the follow session problems, Verstappen was holding pole in qualification till the ultimate laps when Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz each leapfrogged him.
Despite qualifying third, Verstappen (left) overtook Charles Leclerc (proper) and gained the race
Desperate to regain the benefit, Verstappen made a pricey error within the first sector of his last qualifying lap to take third place on the grid.
‘It was a disgrace he made a mistake in qualifying, however that may occur,’ Jos wrote.
‘It did not assist that he did not know the observe in addition to he usually does,’ a reference to the shortage of observe time Max had as a result of car’s points in follow.
Having made a major dent in Leclerc’s lead, Jos conceded that Max and Red Bull couldn’t afford to make any extra errors.
Verstappen’s victory has seen him lower the distinction to present F1 chief Leclerc to 19 factors
‘It can go both method, nevertheless it’s clear that you simply simply cannot have any DNF’s,’ Jos wrote.
‘If the reliability of the Red Bull proves to be good, then I feel Max could have one other sturdy season and we could have an exciting duel between him and Leclerc.
‘Then it is actually a query of which group will develop the car higher and which upgrades will work finest.’