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Helmut Marko continues to criticise Max Verstappen

  • Published on 26 Oct 2016 14:52
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Dr Helmut Marko has continued to criticise Max Verstappen in the wake of the United States Grand Prix.

Verstappen had a terrible race in Austin, pitting despite there being no call for him, and retiring with a gearbox problem.

And now Marko has called out an instant in the race where Verstappen lost his patience after being told to save his tyres.

"I'm not here to finish fourth!" Verstappen hit back.

But Marko says Verstappen was wrong to say that.

"You can't demand too much of the tyres. He must learn this," the tough Austrian said.

"If you don't, you don't win any races, any championships. He needs to find the right balance between attacking and patience," Marko insisted.

"Compared to Daniel, he (Verstappen) has substantially higher tyre wear. It doesn't make him faster," Marko said, comparing Verstappen to team mate Daniel Ricciardo

An unnamed engineer agreed: "Verstappen showed again in the second stint that he pushes the tyres too hard. When he was warned on the radio, he said he doesn't want to finish fourth but Ricciardo was wiser."

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  • VES

    Posts: 1,128

    De Dr. heeft gelijk.

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    • Oct 26 2016 - 15:50
  • VES

    Posts: 1,128

    Engish : The Dr. is right. ;-)

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    • Oct 26 2016 - 15:52
  • RacetoWin

    Posts: 95

    Its stupid lets a tire company dictate the racing, this racing is garbage if drivers cant push the car to the limits.

    fuel saving has no place in F1, they are already using hybrids, why fuel save too?

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    • Oct 26 2016 - 22:10
    • Exactly! If not for the tires, Hulk would have never been compared with Perez.

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      • Oct 27 2016 - 01:22
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    Saving fuel and tyres has always been part of F1 and many other racing series. It's just that the general public are far more aware of the issues now due to media over-exposure..

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    • Oct 27 2016 - 12:16
    • Good point and very true, though the fuel saving and tyre wear has also become more emphasized due to the current engines and tyre models. Next year might see less tyre wear, and will likely see less coasting to save fuel (it has already become less of a concern for most teams, and only Honda had any major fuel saving concerns up until one of the more recent upgrades).

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      • Oct 27 2016 - 13:27

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