Max Verstappen’s father mentioned described his son’s third place end on the Monaco Grand Prix as ‘disappointing’, and accused Pink Bull of ‘favouring’ Pink Bull teammate Sergio Perez.
Jos, a former F1 driver himself, criticised the unresponsiveness of the automobile because of the slim road circuit in Monte Carlo.
“Max’s third place was very disappointing. All of us noticed that it was a troublesome weekend for him,” the 50-year-old mentioned in a weblog publish on verstappen.com.
“It begins with the automobile, which merely doesn’t have the traits for his driving fashion but. Max has far too little grip on the entrance axle.
“And particularly in Monaco, with all these brief corners, you want a automobile that turns in a short time. That was simply arduous.”
Perez secured his first win of the season within the south of France, and the Mexican driver, who gained his third race general, got here out on prime in Sunday’s rain-affected race.
He took benefit of errors by Ferrari, however reigning world champion and championship chief Verstappen might solely end third along with his father claiming he was not prioritised by his crew.
“Pink Bull achieved an excellent end result, however on the identical time exerted little affect to assist Max to the entrance,” Verstappen Snr added.
“That he completed third, he owes to Ferrari’s mistake at that second cease of Charles Leclerc.
“The championship chief, Max, was not helped in that sense by the chosen technique. It turned fully to Checo’s [Perez] favour.
“That was disappointing to me, and I might have favored it to be totally different for the championship chief.’
He continued: “Perez really gained the race due to the sooner pit cease.
“The crew can maybe clarify that as of venture, however that they had already seen, with for instance Gasly, that the intermediates had been the most suitable choice on the time.
“I might have favored them to go for Max, however after all I’m not solely goal.
“I feel ten factors from Max have been thrown away right here. Particularly with the 2 retirements we’ve had, we’d like each factors.
“Don’t overlook that Ferrari at the moment has a greater automobile, particularly in qualifying.”
Perez had been faster than Verstappen all through the weekend and following the victory, is third within the general standings with 110 factors.
He at the moment trails Ferrari’s Leclerc by six factors, who completed fourth in Monaco, and his Pink Bull team-mate Verstappen by 15.
The F1 marketing campaign continues with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on June 12 the subsequent race within the calendar.
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