Young Max Verstappen has had a turbulent 2017 in F1, that fact cannot be argued. Leading the way in DNF’s at a total of 4, the Red Bull Racing hotshot has been very vocal about the results being out of his control.
Baku has possibly been the final straw for the Dutch driver, running well up until his Power Unit gave in and seeing his team mate take victory likely to have rubbed salt in the wound.
Further irritation from that weekend being a hefty 25k Euro fine slapped on him for missing his post race media duties. Openly unhappy about his recent troubles at Red Bull, Verstappen left the Baku City Circuit after the race without talking to the media explaining;
“I did not want to talk to the press at the time, it seemed wise not to respond right away. In the race, I was in such a good position, and the team expects me to do my best, so I expect the same from the team.”
Perhaps we have a touch of ‘Vettel’ syndrome? A contender to the throne of impetulant child behaviour? Something we’ve often observed by comments and actions from both multiple champions Hamilton and Vettel.
When asked whether Max stuck around and joined in with his Red Bull Racing team mate’s surprise victory he replied “What do you think?”.