Verstappen disobeyed Red Bull. He told Checo to slow down half the time
the 2023 season affiliate Formula 1 It all started, ok Max Verstappen And Sergio Perez He signed a new double of Red Bull After the first and second place in Bahrain Grand Prixalthough the controversy between the pilots was not long in coming.
How did Verstappen disobey Red Bull?
During the race, the Dutchman showed his skills and managed to get a good gap out of it. to mexicanwhich also left a lot Fernando AlonsoIt is a situation that the Austrian team tried to exploit in order not to push its engine to the limit, so its engineer Gianpiero Lambiasi asked Max L reduced revolutions And set the time 1 minute 37 seconds per lapindicating that the Europeans did not obey.
WhatVerstappen asked Checo to slow down?
The target is 37.0The engineer told him over the radio. “Uhm… I don’t mind slowing down, but only if we both slow down.”Verstappen responded, according to a video circulating on social media. “You’re not racing now, Max, So the target is 37.0, please,” they replied.
The refusal shown by the Dutchman made his engineer explode and throw the phrase at him: “I’m going to get bored of this, so please do this.”.
We must remember that last season ended with a lot of controversy between them Verstappen and PerezThe current Formula 1 champion refused to help the Mexican to achieve second place in the drivers’ championship.