Connect with us

2015 F1

Verstappen: Dad “would have kicked me in the nuts” if he followed team order



Verstappen: Dad "would have kicked me in the nuts" if he followed team order

Verstappen: Dad “would have kicked me in the nuts” if he followed team order

F1 young speedy, Max Verstappen explained his irritable outbreak in Singapore last week by saying his dad [Jos Verstappen]would have given him a “kick in the nuts” if he had meekly obeyed team orders.

The Toro Rosso duo Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz were running behind seventh-placed Force India’s Sergio Perez during the final stages of the Singapore race when Verstappen was ordered to move aside for Sainz so that the Spaniard can have a chance to attack Perez.

But, Max replied with a simple “no” and went on to finish P8 with his team-mate ninth, even as the young has also received the support of team principal Franz Tost.

“My approach will not change,” Sainz is quoted as saying by Autosport.

“I know more what Max is about. He likes to play a bit more of maybe a ‘bad boy’ role and I kind of knew this, but now he has demonstrated it.

“Towards the team [my approach] is not going to change. If they call something I will trust them. I’m a team player.

“I think I behaved, when I need to be selfish I will be, but so far I’ve not had the opportunity or situation to show selfishness because I trust them and every time they’ve called for swaps I’ve done it.

“Malaysia in the last stint when Max overtook me, it was not an overtake.

“I let him by and everyone on the news was like ‘oh what a great move’ and I was like ‘please, I let him by’.

“Then in Monaco, when he was behind Seb [Vettel] and I moved out after the Rascasse and he went through, it was because he was on the super-soft.”

But Verstappen joked that his father and manager, ex-F1 driver Jos, would have kicked him where it hurts had he obeyed team orders at Marine Bay.

“Yep, he told me if I had let him past he would have kicked me in the nuts!” he said. “If you’re one lap down and you manage to be back in the points as the leading Toro Rosso, then for me there is no reason to switch positions.

“After the second time I made it quite clear I didn’t want to do it, and at the end they told me it was the right decision. I’ve spoken to (Sainz) a little bit — there’s no problem.”


Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2018 F14 hours ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

178SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F14 hours ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F115 hours ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

200SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...

2018 F14 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F14 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F14 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F14 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

36Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F14 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

659SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F15 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F16 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...

Most Popular is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media