Max Verstappen: "I had no problems with the judges"



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Max Verstappen: "I had no problems with the judges"

Max Verstappen says he had a good relationship with the Formula 1 judges, despite complaining to them at various times last season about the unexplained circumstances. The new world champion had many objections to making decisions against him last year because he was considered to be too aggressive or not careful enough.

Still, the Dutchman was punished by referees on various occasions last season, most notably when he was held responsible for the incident with Lewis Hamilton in Monza. As a result, the Red Bull driver has seven penalty points and if he collects five more before the Italian GP in September, he will face the prospect of becoming the first driver since the current system was introduced in 2014 to get a one-race ban.

However, Max Verstappen claims that there are no problems with the judges. “In general, I had a very good relationship with the judges, even when I saw them. There are no bad intentions there, ”Max Verstappen told Motorsport-Total.

Still, he still sees ways the relationship can improve, saying, “There are always things, for example, we’re also looking at how we can improve as a team for next season. It's completely natural to look at everything.

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Max Verstappen about Mazepin incident

One of the main factors in the controversy in Abu Dhabi, apart from allowing Masi to continue the race in which he decided to win the race and the title, was the race director's decision to allow only cars between leader Hamilton and runner-up Max Verstappen to deploy themselves However, Max Verstappen is against the consensus, claiming that there was a precedent for that move.

"It was the same in Baku this year with (Nikita) Mazepin," explains the 24-year-old. "It was completely normal for me what happened." "People may not remember it, but it has happened before. They've done it before.

" The incident at the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan mentioned by Max Verstappen happened when the driver of Haas was the only car in the lap while the safety car was called due to the incident by Lance Stroll. Mazepin was allowed to bypass the safety car, after which he was able to return to his previous position.

There is a lot of controversy around Abu Dhabi that will surely be talked about in the coming years, because the 2021 season is probably one of the best seasons ever, if not the best. We'll see what happens to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen next season