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No evidence for brake testing by Max Verstappen

  • Published on 05 Nov 2016 17:05
  • comments 6
  • By: Fergal Walsh

There is no evidence that Max Verstappen has made a brake-test versus Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel expressed his anger during the Mexican Grand Prix on his team radio when he passed the Red Bull Verstappen in the final stage.

Ferrari also filed a complaint with the FIA ​​about the behaviour of Verstappen. The Dutchman braked violently in the 68th round the first corner in an attempt to keep the Ferrari behind Vettel.

Vettel responded immediately after the race in Mexico following the defensive actions of Verstappen.

"My exit from the third corner was not good because I was fighting with Max Verstappen He tried to pull a trick with me Maybe I had it.. themselves can do better by coming off the bend better, but I knew it would be tight anyway with Daniel Ricciardo close behind me."

Both drivers where given penalties and neither made in onto the podium, which was instead occupied by the man who crossed the line in fifth, Daniel Ricciardo.

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  • jarka

    Posts: 1,220

    Again a prove how stress t Sebastian is

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    • Nov 5 2016 - 20:11
  • ruestchiva

    Posts: 20

    Although Max brings some spice to this rather boring season sometimes is ok to punish if he goes beyond stupid. Like in this case.

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    • Nov 5 2016 - 23:26
    • Rayzze

      Posts: 5

      This case is about one driver accusing another driver a brake test to defend his own case, this was not apparrently the thing, so you should question the sportsman ship of Vettel here.

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      • Nov 6 2016 - 13:03
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      Beyond stupid reply Ruestchiva. If you have an opinion (which you're certainly entitled to), at least have the decency to explain what you're talking about. Just spilling a oneliner without any real justification is a waste of time. Both yours and ours.

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      • Nov 6 2016 - 16:16
  • They should perhaps start sanctioning false accusations aimed to influence thse stewards.

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    • Nov 6 2016 - 17:11
    • Hemex

      Posts: 991

      Don't you think the stewards will be (or at least attempted to be) influenced by the teams and/or other stakeholders? Vettel can rant whatever he wants, that's not going to carry a lot of weight with Charlie and his stewards. But there are lots of other ways to (try to) influence the decision making process.
      Furthermore, the messages are a form of communication between the driver at his team. He's not talking directly to Charlie but to the pit wall. The fact that these messages are put on air for the benefit of the viewers, is a commercial decision aimed at generating more money.

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      • Nov 6 2016 - 17:54

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