Max Verstappen feedback about Lewis Hamilton go away Johnny Herbert “perplexed” | F1

Crimson Bull’s Verstappen was talking about final 12 months’s title combat with Hamilton and this season’s battle with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, and was evaluating his private relationship together with his two rival drivers.

Verstappen edged Hamilton to win his first championship final 12 months and holds a 63-point lead over Leclerc this season forward of the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix. Leclerc led Lando Norris within the first Apply session.

“I want what we now have now,” Verstappen instructed Sky Italia. 

“As a result of, to begin with, Charles I do know very properly, he is a pleasant man, we’re an analogous age – I believe we’re solely three weeks aside.

“I believe additionally we’re preventing a really well-respected competitor by way of Ferrari. The best way they go about the way in which we’re preventing… once they win a race we will go to them and say properly carried out, and after we win a race they will say properly carried out, and I actually respect that.

“Additionally, sure folks inside the workforce, even [team principal Mattia Binotto], I’ve a very good relationship with him.

“On Saturday evening, we even had fun in Paul Ricard, and I believe that is nice as a result of that is what racing must be about. We’re exhausting rivals on the monitor and we are going to all the time attempt to beat one another, which I believe could be very regular, however exterior of it you possibly can have a superb time as properly, and that is what I actually get pleasure from about this 12 months.

“To illustrate it like this, I might not be on a desk on Saturday evening having fun with [Mercedes].”

Evaluating his relationship with Ferrari and Mercedes, Verstappen mentioned: “Simply the clicking we now have for the time being with the workforce, and I’ve plenty of respect for Ferrari on the whole.”

Verstappen feedback about Hamilton are “disappointing”

These feedback left Sky pundit Herbert shocked.

“It ought to have been respectful final 12 months as properly,” Herbert mentioned on Sky. “And clearly, it wasn’t.

He added about Verstappen’s full quotes: “(It was) disappointing really in lots of respects.

“He appears to type of simply dismissed Lewis right away, after which he was straight onto Charles and Ferrari the battle they’re having.

“I believed he was having fun with the battle they have been having on monitor (final season), however clearly there, he wasn’t having fun with it in any respect.

“However I do not perceive why his feedback could be so unfavorable in the direction of Lewis and the battle that that they had final 12 months. I am fairly perplexed.”

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