Verstappen completed a weekend in Canada without incident, finished on the podium and beat his team mate, earning him much praise from team boss Christian Horner.
“Max had an absolutely clean race weekend. He was fast in every session, did well in the race, and it’s great for his confidence that he has landed on the podium again. I hope it will continue like this. ” says the Red Bull boss.
Rent a quote specialist and former F1 Champion Jacques Villeneuve was less than impressed with the boy wonder, claiming that the outburst from the Dutchman explaining how he’d ‘head-butt’ someone if they kept asking questions during the driver presser in Canada, wasn’t really on.
“The journalist’s role is to report facts, even if Verstappen answered the question a hundred times,” says the Canadian former Champ.
“The responsibility of the driver is to answer – if the question is justified. But Verstappen had no right to take offense and react in that way.
“You need to be aware of your mistakes in order to progress, and he has not done that. Instead he showed a lack of respect and education.
“In some ways he is still a child. He was dragged out of the cradle and put into a car. That’s probably why he is not at Ricciardo’s level and even looks bad.
“If Red Bull considers him to be the future, he must beat his teammate. In the meantime, the opposite is true. He is overrated.”