user icon
user icon

Tost's comments to defend Verstappen 'surprised' Sainz

  • Published on 25 Sep 2015 11:47
  • comments 1
  • By: Rob Veenstra

In the wake of Max Verstappen's defiant refusal to obey team orders in Singapore, teammate Carlos Sainz has hinted he remains unhappy with Toro Rosso. In Singapore, the teenage sensation Verstappen was asked repeatedly to let Sainz past so that with his fresher tyres he could have a shot at passing Sergio Perez. Verstappen screamed: "No!"

Afterwards, team boss Franz Tost immediately leapt to Verstappen's defence, saying the Dutchman was right to refuse. "I was surprised by Franz's comments," Sainz admitted to the Spanish broadcaster Movistar. "It wasn't me who asked for the team order, it was them."

Sainz disputed Tost's claim that the reason Verstappen was right to refuse was because his Spanish teammate was never close enough. Sainz argued: "During those 12 laps I was just waiting (for Verstappen to comply). That's why I didn't attack him, but towards the end I was already imagining that he was just refusing to let me though."

"The way Franz came out to defend Verstappen did not sit well with me, but the team can say many things in front of the press and inside of the team it is a different story. My approach is not going to change," he added. "I am going to keep on trusting the team and if they call me to do something, I am going to trust them." (GMM)

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Weird comment; did sainz just called his team manager a liar?

    • + 0
    • Sep 25 2015 - 12:46

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Country Netherlands
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (23)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), Netherlands
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
13 - Nov 15
Turkey
27 - Nov 29
Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
27 - Nov 29
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar