In response to Tom Coronel from Viaplay, Max Verstappen’s defiance of staff orders within the Brazilian GP was due to Sergio Perez’s ‘deliberate’ crash in qualifying in Monaco. Take this one with a pinch (or a bucket) of salt, although.
In the course of the Brazilian GP on Sunday, Verstappen, recovering after an early race collision with Lewis Hamilton, was on recent tender tyres behind Perez.
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Each Purple Bull drivers swapped locations as they meant to go Fernando Alonso. When Verstappen couldn’t overtake Alonso, he was issued staff orders to swap positions with Perez. The Dutchman, although, defied the orders and ultimately completed forward of Perez.
Of their official Dutch broadcast, the Viaplay presenter Tom Coronel stated that throughout the 2022 Monaco GP, Perez had intentionally crashed on his final lap in qualifying, which he reportedly admitted to Purple Bull advisor Helmut Marko and staff boss Christian Horner.
That was one thing Verstappen didn’t overlook, so he refused to swap positions with Perez. In a tweet by The Telegraph’s reporter, it was reported:
“It’s appropriate what @TomCoronel simply stated at ViaPlay. Perez intentionally crashed in qualifying in Monaco and later admitted it to Helmut Marko and Christian Horner. Max Verstappen has not forgotten that.”
Het klopt wat @TomCoronel zojuist zegt bij ViaPlay. Pérez is in Monaco opzettelijk gecrasht in kwalificatie en heeft dat later ook toegegeven tegenover Helmut Marko en Christian Horner. Dat is Max Verstappen niet vergeten. #F1
Simply to refresh our recollections, throughout the Monaco GP earlier this yr, Perez’s crash on his final flying lap in qualifying meant the Purple Bull driver certified forward of Verstappen. Because of this, the Mexican acquired the desire in each strategic name and received the race, whereas Verstappen solely completed third.
It should be famous that, apart from Viaplay, which largely caters to a Dutch viewers, no different media channel reported on the matter. Furthermore, none the Purple Bull personnel have made any touch upon the identical.
Our verdict on rumors of Sergio Perez intentionally crashing in Monaco
The very first thing we want to bear in mind when one thing like that is introduced up is that it may very well be checked out as an assault on Sergio Perez’s ntegrity. So as to add to it, if the report is true, it could a punishable offense, and the Mexican may even get a sporting penalty.
Nonetheless, the claims simply do not add up. There are far too many holes on this story. The primary is the telemetry, which is the very first thing the FIA stewards verify when analysing a crash.
The second is the timing: This story got here out the second Verstappen defied staff orders. The third is the form of relationship the 2 drivers had earlier than the Brazilian GP and the variety of instances Perez needed to sacrifice race place to profit Verstappen.
Except extra proof involves gentle, and there is any improvement on this entrance, it is protected to say that the story holds no weight by any means.
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