Connect with us

F1 top news

Verstappen still not listening to criticism

Published

on

Verstappen still not listening to criticism
Max Verstappen is keeping his focus on the track, amid continuing criticism of his approach to formula one.

On one hand, the 17-year-old Dutchman is being hailed as the next Senna, while others like Felipe Massa publicly worry that Verstappen “learned nothing” from his big crash at Monaco earlier this year.

“I think the drivers who criticise me did much the same or even worse early in their own careers,” Verstappen told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

“I just focus on my own job and don’t listen to anything else too much,” he added.

What the impressive form of Verstappen and his fellow rookie teammate Carlos Sainz jr has shown in 2015 is that the Toro Rosso is among the very best cars on the grid this year.

So when asked if it is “annoying” that poor reliability and performance from its Renault engine is holding them back, Verstappen admitted: “It is sometimes a bit annoying.

“But we are still able to show our potential. For the team it’s different. They have worked hard, built a very good car and put together a great team and they are not getting the results they deserve,” he added.

Asked where Toro Rosso would be right now with Mercedes power, Verstappen answered: “Fighting with Ferrari for the last place on the podium.” (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F17 hours ago

Practice 3 Results: US Grand Prix

2018 US Grand Prix Practice 3 Results (FP3): Third free practice results and timings (FP3) for the eighteenth round of...

2018 F17 hours ago

Fernando Alonso slams wet tyre rules

Double-time F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso has hit out at F1’s wet tyre rules. So often in modern formula one,...

2018 F17 hours ago

Schumacher should not skip F2 – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg thinks Mick Schumacher should do a season of Formula 2 next year. Some believe the 19-year-old son of...

2018 F114 hours ago

Vandoorne arrived late after Formula E test

Stoffel Vandoorne arrived late to the paddock ahead of the US grand prix. The Belgian has been ousted by McLaren,...

2018 F114 hours ago

No ‘splits’ at Ferrari – Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene has played down rumours that Ferrari is splitting apart. With the Maranello team’s 2018 title hopes in tatters,...

2018 F115 hours ago

Honda progress ‘scary for Renault’ – Sainz

Carlos Sainz says it is “scary for Renault” how much progress Honda has made in recent races. Previously, with Ferrari...

2018 F11 day ago

Practice 2 Results: US Grand Prix

2018 US Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and timings (FP1) for the eighteenth round of...

2018 F11 day ago

Practice 1 Results: US Grand Prix

2018 US Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and timings (FP1) for the eighteenth round of...

2018 F12 days ago

Ferrari still has work to do anyway – Vettel

Maurizio Arrivabene looks set to have his contract renewed at Ferrari beyond this year. There had been speculation that, amid...

2018 F12 days ago

Leclerc ‘does well’ at Ferrari – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has wished Ferrari’s new generation of drivers well. The Finn has lost his place at Ferrari for next...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com 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.

References
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