Connect with us

F1 top news

Alonso and Button criticise ‘dangerous’ Verstappen moves

Published

on

Alonso and Button criticise ‘dangerous’ Verstappen moves

Alonso and Button criticise ‘dangerous’ Verstappen moves

McLaren-Honda F1 ace Fernando Alonso says that, the young sensation Max Verstappen’s driving against Kimi Raikkonen in Hungary was “illegal”, while his team-mate Jenson Button labelled Max was “dangerous” as he was moving around in the braking zone.

Max and Kimi were involved in aggressive intense fight in the final stint of the Hungarian GP race and at one point they made slight contact on the run to Turn 2.

The contact resulted a front-wing damage for Raikkonen and the Finnish driver branded Verstappen’s defensive driving as “questionable”, adding he had seen people penalised for much less. Verstappen said he felt the battles were fair.

The Spaniard, who forms the most experienced driver line-up with Button, sides with his former Ferrari team-mate Raikkonen as well.

“I think it was illegal,” the double world champion said of Verstappen’s defending. “You are allowed to move once and commit to whatever you need to do. You can choose to brake on the clean side, the dirty side, on the inside, on the outside, you are allowed to do whatever you think is best to defend your position.

“But you are allowed to move once and not two or three times. That’s enough. That is not an opinion, it’s just the rule. If you take the ball with the hands outside the area it is a penalty and a red card, it’s nothing more.”

A chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association [GPDA], Button also thinks Verstappen stepped over the line.

“As drivers, we all know that moving in the braking zone is the most dangerous thing you can do – because the guy [behind] is going at 300km/h and he probably hasn’t hit the brakes yet,” Button said.

“So, yeah, moving is a no-no and he [Verstappen] obviously did move in the braking zone. I can understand Kimi’s frustration.”

He added: “Moving in the braking zone is not racing, it’s dangerous.”

And the McLaren duo was not the only one who feels that way.

Sergio Perez told reports in Hockenheim: “I think that was too much, too much moving under braking and it’s something that we need to clarify.

“We sometimes see drivers over-defending position and it can be quite dangerous if you are moving under braking, just in the last moment.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F11 hour ago

Giovinazzi tipped to replace Ericsson at Sauber F1

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has denied that taking on Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is part of the Swiss team’s deal...

2018 F13 hours ago

Leclerc could beat Vettel at Ferrari – Marciello

Charles Leclerc could emerge as Ferrari’s number 1 driver as quickly as 2019. That is the view of racing driver...

2018 F12 days ago

I can still become world champion with my own power – Vettel

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the highly influential Italian sports daily, Sebastian Vettel said “Ciao Mondiali” to his hopes...

2018 F13 days ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F14 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F14 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F16 days ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F16 days ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F16 days ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...

2018 F11 week ago

Ricciardo is worth top dollar – Alain Prost

Paying the big bucks for Daniel Ricciardo is an expense that Renault can fully justify. That is the view of...




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