July 3, 2022


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Helmut Marko takes swipe at Max Verstappen driving fashion – 'over the restrict'

Crimson Bull chief Helmut Marko has hit again at Max Verstappen’s driving fashion, claiming the reigning champion was ‘over the restrict’ following his catastrophe on the Australian Grand Prix. Marko revealed Crimson Bull had believed profitable the world title final 12 months would create some calmness” for the 23-year-old.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t appear to have labored with Verstappen, who’s now being accused of driving too exhausting throughout qualifying periods. The Dutchman already has a repute for being an aggressive driver however it seems this has now prolonged to his personal crew.

Based on Formula1News.co.uk, Marko stated: “He goes over the restrict – he desires an excessive amount of. That didn’t work out right here within the final sector.

“We thought that with the world championship title there could be some calmness from him, however he in all probability wants one other title in order that he doesn’t go into qualifying with a lot strain.” Verstappen has appeared pissed off by Crimson Bull over the opening three races as he has battled reliability points.

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Verstappen’s aggression on the observe was praised by the crew forward of the brand new season with crew principal Christian Honer backing his driver’s ways.

Horner advised the BBC: “Max is a forceful driver. He is an aggressive driver. And that driving fashion is why he was voted the preferred driver in Components 1. You simply know he’s going to provide 110 per cent…There are different drivers that make aggressive actions as properly, you already know.

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“However, yeah, Max is an aggressive driver. That is his DNA; that is who he’s. Sure, he’ll all the time be near the restrict and he’ll solely be taught from his experiences. I’ve received little doubt about that.”