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Criticism of Verstappen is 99% unjustified – Horner



Criticism of Verstappen is 99% unjustified – Horner

Criticism of Verstappen is 99% unjustified – Horner

Red Bull Racing F1 team Principal Christian Horner says that, the criticism aimed at Max Verstappen this season has been “99%” unjustified.

The young F1 sensation has been the middle of controversy surrounding his aggressive driving style all season.

Even F1 race director Charlie Whiting has warned Dutch teenager, he risks getting “a bad name” unless he tempers his aggressive driving.

When the source, asked whether there was a need to protect Verstappen from the criticism, Horner told Autosport: “It depends on whether it’s merited or not, and 99% of it hasn’t been.

“So therefore you ignore it and you get on with your job. The only reason he’s generating interest is because of the way he is performing.

“He is a young guy and he’s going to make the odd mistake, but he learns very quickly. It’s all part of his development, part of his learning process.

“We’ve seen it time and time again when exceptionally-talented drivers start to emerge whilst they are establishing themselves there is always criticism.

“We’ve seen it with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and Ayrton Senna. You can see it through history.”


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