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Jos Verstappen doesn't agree with Christian Horner's comments

  • Published on 30 Jun 2017 14:16
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Tensions are growing between the Verstappen camp and Red Bull, as Max Verstappen is very unhappy with how his season is going so far. The Dutchman as claimed just one podium in the first eight races, retiring from a further four. Verstappen's retirements in Bahrain, Canada and Azerbaijan all came from car issues.

The 19-year-old's frustration was clearly shown following the Azerbaijan last weekend, as after the race he returned home immediately, refusing to speak to the press and landing himself a 25,000 euro fine. 

With a seat available at both Ferrari and Mercedes next season, Verstappen has been linked to a seat at both teams. Indeed, both teams showed interest in Verstappen before he entered Formula 1, with the Dutchman choosing the Red Bull programme as they offered him a 2015 Formula 1 seat.

Verstappen's management is also reportedly studying the contract of the Red Bull driver to identify any release clauses, which have been shot down by team principal Christian Horner. With some pointing out how Sebastian Vettel left the team in 2014 while under contract, he said Vettel could leave the team because he did have a clause in his contract - something Verstappen and teammate Daniel Ricciardo don't have. 

On Twitter, an F1 reporter linked to a story that quoted Red Bull boss Christian Horner as saying Verstappen's current frustration is "through no fault of the team or the effort the team is putting in". Jos Verstappen, father to Max, gave a one-word reply.

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  • Classic Jos

    • + 0
    • Jun 30 2017 - 14:35
  • ruestchiva

    Posts: 20

    I would say this young punk needs to grow a little more before moving to serious teams.

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    • Jun 30 2017 - 14:48
  • He is a spoilt brat leaving early, these guys don't realise how lucky they are to be in F1, and Jos can forget trying to get out of the contract DM has the money and brains to make sure his contracts are WATER TIGHT in a business well known for drivers trying to get out. If Ferrari wants him while in his contract, they will have to pay serious bucks.........assuming RB would even let him go.

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    • Jun 30 2017 - 14:48
    • boudy

      Posts: 1,168

      nonsense he won't leave that's not in his nature. However he will react to people who are attacking him I personally can't see an issue with that.

      See more of an issue with Hamilton/Vettel

      • + 0
      • Jun 30 2017 - 17:33
    • Klapband

      Posts: 366

      Jos today on his Twitter has responded how they are happy with Red Bull, you should not believe all the crap you read.

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      • Jun 30 2017 - 18:03
    • " @NobleF1 @Max33Verstappen @danielricciardo Bulshitt " I don't see a remark to Horner ore RBR. Only to @NobleF1 = Bullshitt story. Jos know better. His son and Daniel are happy with RBR, thats's why the word Bullshit.

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      • Jul 2 2017 - 09:33
  • Alonzo

    Posts: 64

    Yep, but that's a better car & much more Euro on the other side, so I get it, they are probably just trying to generate interest & $, with all the speculation, that only benefits him, in the short & long run....

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    • Jun 30 2017 - 16:49
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Max stays with RB he has no intention of moving yet. They are both correct Jos and Christian; Christian has admitted that it's the car/engine that let him down. Jos is just pointing out that RIC's results have no baring on VER's results. The last races he has outclassed RIC and that's why he was 3-5 up in quali and in front of RIC when he retired.

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    • Jun 30 2017 - 17:30
    • Agreed, Verstappen has been impressive this year. Ric is hardly small fry, yet Ver has overall been better this season. Its a pity that the car has let him down, and that Renault has decided to de facto abandon this season.

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      • Jun 30 2017 - 19:12
  • Oh you fools. He react on Jon Noble remarks nothing to do with Horner ore RBR. The like to be with RBR and will stay with that team. Just a lot of crap and rabble-rousing from sites who are looking for hits.

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    • Jul 1 2017 - 12:36

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