motorbox, a midfielder from Italy, was the most severe with the criticism of Max Verstappen, in which he was rated 3, after considering that, in addition to not having a good weekend, he did not act as a team; while “Checo” Pérez, was “betrayed” received a 6.
“He didn’t act like a team man, he passed his teammate and didn’t give his position back at the end. And to say that both his team and Pérez (remember how he retained Hamilton in Abu Dhabi in 2022), last year they did him favors. Whether or not he’s a champion to act like that is up for debate (on the other hand, champions, you know, are selfish). Among other things, the race was ruined by itself with the contact with Hamilton at the start. A day to forget”, were the lines of the Italian medium that they dedicated to Dutch.
Didn’t act like a team man, passed his teammate and didn’t give back his position at the end
“During the entire race or almost all of it, he was on the virtual podium, and he would have taken it too, with a performance that seemed normal, without obvious flashes. In the final he was penalized for the strategy and the last Safety Car and slipped up to seventh position, also betrayed by his teammate who took away two fundamental points to maintain second position in the world championship, ”adds the Italian media.
Another portal from Italy, OASport, this medium sentenced Max Verstappen and Checo Pérez, but they focused their criticism on the dramatic episode of the last round in the Grande Prêmio do Brasil. “Running in a podium position for much of the race, Perez fell towards the end and simply never had the pace to threaten the Mercedes duo – or Sainz, as it turned out. He also revealed his feelings towards Verstappen when the first cracks began to appear in what had been a harmonious relationship until then, ”says the outlet.
He also made his feelings known towards Verstappen when the first cracks began to appear in what until then had been a harmonious relationship.
“He started with the clear intention of winning, but even finished seventh. He never seems to have the right pace to worry George Russell, so in the end the strategy “mutilates” him. He asks to fill the position with max verstappen. Request rejected with losses”, he concludes regarding what was seen in the Mexican race in Interlagos.
PlanetF1, is a medium specialized in motor sport and in its criticism it failed Max Verstappen with a 5, while Checo Pérez qualified it with a 6, after they also criticized the Dutchman for not giving up sixth position to the Mexican. “After Perez conceded his place to allow a challenge to Alonso in the closing stages, Verstappen refused to give it back, and this is something we will surely be hearing a lot more about in the coming days as Red Bull went into defensive mode. It was not a good aspect”, was the opinion referred to the two-time Red Bull Racing champion.
Verstappen could have been more patient and didn’t cover himself in glory by ignoring the team’s orders either.
The Race, was the only site that I consider giving a better rating to Max Verstappen compared to that of Sergio Pérez, this publication gave the Dutchman a 7 and 6.5 from the Mexican, who suffered with the Safety Car. He hurt, which means he plummeted from third to seventh after the restart, although if Verstappen had heeded a team order, he would have been sixth. “Although the penalty was harsh, Verstappen could have been more patient and he also didn’t cover himself in glory by ignoring the team’s orders,” he concluded.