Former F1 driver disappointed with Max Verstappen's comments about Las Vegas

"You can’t one minute say ‘This is a shambles this race… if Monaco is Champions League then this is National League’ and then fifty laps later you’re singing Viva Las Vegas"

by Sead Dedovic
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Former F1 driver disappointed with Max Verstappen's comments about Las Vegas
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F1 fans and other individuals are disappointed by the behavior of Max Verstappen who criticized the Las Vegas race. The Dutchman was not satisfied with the decision of the F1 leaders to have the race take place in Las Vegas.

There are many reasons for that. Former Renault F1 driver Jolyon Palmer does not understand why the Dutchman decided to have such an attitude. Palmer was delighted with the race and believes that this was the best Grand Prix this year.

"Honestly, some of the comments before this weekend, even during this weekend… The negativity has been embarrassing,” Palmer told the BBC’s Chequered Flag podcast, quoted by crash.net! “Max has been very critical of the event and it’s been a tremendous success.

You say the proof of the pudding is in the eating, it was delicious. I’ve just said [it was] the best Grand Prix of the year, certainly it’s in the top few and it was a big crowd. Okay, some of the American taste isn’t to everyone, you know big introductions.

We had that on, what was it now… Wednesday night, the opening ceremony, but I remember when I was racing at Silverstone, all the drivers were mandated to go to London on the Wednesday before to go and do some loop-the-loops up Trafalgar Square, and it was a fun event, but we had to do it."

Jolyon Palmer on Max Verstappen

Palmer believes that the most important thing is to be patient and reserve comments until the end.

He doesn't understand why Max was so critical at one moment and then singing Viva Las Vegas at another. “And I just think wait until you have the race and see if we think it’s good or not and generally, it’s great.

You can’t one minute say ‘This is a shambles this race… if Monaco is Champions League then this is National League’ and then fifty laps later you’re singing Viva Las Vegas in an Elvis suit. Come on”.

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