MAX VERSTAPPEN reignited his feud with Crimson Bull team-mate Sergio Perez by telling F1’s quantity two drivers to “settle for” they’re second finest.
Verstappen claims issues go “utterly mistaken” if crew No2s reside in a “fairytale world” of not agreeing their associate is “only a bit higher”.
The world champion’s feedback comply with a public spat with Perez that erupted eventually month’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Verstappen ignored crew orders to let Perez move him for fourth place, having warned earlier than the race he wouldn’t make approach.
The Mexican blasted: “It reveals who he actually is.”
Nut not solely did Verstappen himself hit again, his mum accused Perez of dishonest in a now-deleted message.
Replying to criticism of her son on Instagram, Sophie Kumpen posted: “After which within the night dishonest on his spouse.”
Her comment appeared to narrate to a video posted on-line in June exhibiting Perez dancing with thriller girls in Monte Carlo.
He later apologised for his behaviour however mentioned it was only a “dangerous social gathering” and that his marriage was “extra united than ever”.
Now Verstappen has waded in once more – by evaluating Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes associate Valtteri Bottas extra favourably to different quantity two drivers.
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The Dutch two-time F1 king instructed Viaplay, by way of Motorsport Week: “Yearly he begins recent, however after just a few races you realise it’s not going to occur once more and also you settle for your function
“He [Bottas] nonetheless completed on podiums, he gained just a few races and took pole positions.
“You simply have to just accept that the driving force subsequent to you is only a bit higher. That’s tremendous, that may occur.
“It’s vital that he accepted it. Some drivers can’t try this after which it goes utterly mistaken.
“Then they don’t survive for very lengthy. I’m not going to call names, however you need to settle for your function. You may’t reside in a fairytale world.”
The Crimson Bull saga has captivated seven-time world champ Hamilton – however not in a approach that F1 chiefs will admire.
The Brit mentioned this month: “It feels just like the Kardashian present, it’s fairly hilarious.”