Verstappen angered by query about how he’ll race Hamilton
Max Verstappen hit out at what he thought of repetitive questions on the way in which he’ll race Lewis Hamilton in Budapest after qualifying third for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton took pole place on the Hungaroring as Mercedes locked out the entrance row, with Verstappen third and subsequently with each Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas within the post-qualifying press convention. Because the MC began a query about how Verstappen would race Hamilton following their incident at Silverstone, the Crimson Bull driver interrupted: “Can we already cease about this? As a result of have had so many f•••ing questions on this.
“It’s simply ridiculous. The entire Thursday we have now been answering this silly s••t on a regular basis, so can we simply cease please? We’re racers, so in fact we are going to race laborious however honest. We simply preserve pushing one another.”
The query got here after a tense finish to qualifying, when Mercedes appeared to again the Crimson Bulls up on the ultimate runs, resulting in Sergio Perez not beginning his lap.
“Effectively, mainly I went a bit backwards in comparison with my Q2. Simply didn’t have the identical grip over the lap,” Verstappen associated. “I don’t know if it was track-related or tire-related. Naturally, round right here the corners observe up actually rapidly, so in the event you don’t really feel good in a single nook the subsequent gained’t be nice. Simply misplaced a little bit of lap time; however however, I don’t suppose even with that we might have had pole.
“Not the best weekend up to now, I feel on the whole we’ve been a bit behind and we simply want to research why that’s. I feel Silverstone we have been fairly sturdy, I do know they introduced new bits once more to the automobile, so we simply have to work on ourselves and attempt to enhance the scenario, due to course, we can’t be proud of this.”
Requested whether or not he was compromised by the Mercedes strategy to the top of Q3, Verstappen says the advance wanted to realize a place wasn’t potential for him regardless.
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