Lto good season Checo Pérez and his victory in the Monaco Grand Prix made me lose my nerve Jos Verstappen, father of the world champion. The victory of the Mexican in the Principality blew up the one who was
Via a column on Max Verstappen’s official website, Jos claimed that Red Bull had “wasted 10 points” a of his son in favor of Checo and that he “exerted little influence in helping Max get to the head of the race. The chosen strategy did not help Max in that regard. It turned completely in Checo’s favor,” he wrote.
Marko called him to chapter
The executive adviser of Red Bull Racoing, Halmut Markom, did not sit well with the words of Verstappen Sr. and confesses that he gave him a wake-up call
Jos is great and that’s why Max has come so far,” says Marko in the Dutch newspaper ‘De Limburger’. “When Max came to Formula 1, it was sometimes not easy with Jos at first. He had an opinion on everything and he still does, by the way,” he adds wryly.
“His words were unhelpful and generated resentment within the team, as well as giving journalists something to write about. I called him right away and said ‘What is this, Jos?’ Everyone can have their own opinion, including Jos, but you shouldn’t post it on your child’s website. He said, ‘Yeah, but I’m his father,’ which is fine, but I told him not to do it that way. Anyway, Jos is Jos. Sometimes he can get angry quickly and none of that is going to change”, he points out with some resignation.