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Verstappen strong and mature in Bahrain - father

  • Published on 05 Apr 2016 10:49
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

After the criticism of Australia, Max Verstappen put his reputation back on track in Bahrain. That is the view of his father Jos, after the 18-year-old Toro Rosso driver lashed out at his team and teammate Carlos Sainz during the 2016 season opener.

Verstappen then finished sixth in Bahrain. "Yes, it comes at a good time," father Jos told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf when asked about the result. "I think he was very strong and very mature how he went about the past few days and also during the race."

Verstappen, bidding to move into a top car for 2017, had been blasted as being immature after the fiery radio outbursts in Melbourne. "I think it was a bit blown up in the media, because I think between us there is no problem," the youngster, sitting alongside his teammate Sainz, told the French broadcaster Canal Plus. (GMM)

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  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    Hmmm....strange that a Father is standing up for his Son. The kid needs criticism! He will just go the same way Hamilton did, get wayyy too big headed and think he is better than everyone else! Obviously my opinion and not everyones.

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    • Apr 5 2016 - 13:46
    • I agree. But you cannot expect to get criticism from a father, even less so open criticism. ;)
      In any case, I hope father Verstappen gave him a lesson or two back-stage, Im almost sure Tost did so.

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      • Apr 5 2016 - 14:57
    • kajin

      Posts: 193

      After Australia was there criticism from his dad so don't think that hè only say good things,but Max did drive a good race so his dady can Be proud.

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      • Apr 5 2016 - 18:28
  • Boy's father says son is very good, shocka!

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    • Apr 5 2016 - 15:33
  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Attaboy... ;-)

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    • Apr 5 2016 - 18:57

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