Sport Verstappen's comments not professional or mature, says Vettel

23:50  14 november  2019
23:50  14 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen believes the 'disrespectful' comment made by Lewis Hamilton and echoed by Sebastian Vettel after Mexico is a positive, because it 'shows that I'm in their heads'. Verstappen ' s race was subsequently compromised by a right-rear puncture after his tyre

Vettel had questioned Verstappen ’ s defence on the radio in the immediate aftermath of the collision, but took the blame for the clash when talking to his Ferrari team after finishing the race. Explaining his view of the crash to the media, Vettel said : “I thought the inside will open up, [but] it didn’t open up.

Sebastian Vettel wearing a red hat: Formula One - Brazilian Grand Prix - Press Conference© Reuters/AMANDA PEROBELLI Formula One - Brazilian Grand Prix - Press Conference Sebastian Vettel dismissed comments by Max Verstappen as immature and unprofessional on Thursday after the Red Bull driver suggested Ferrari had gained an unfair advantage with their engine.

The Dutch youngster suggested at this month's U.S. Grand Prix that Ferrari's poor performance in Austin was linked to Formula One's governing body closing a potential engine loophole.

The 22-year-old used the word "cheating" in an interview with Dutch television.

"I think everybody is free to say what they want. I don’t think anybody in the team took it personally," Vettel told reporters at the Brazilian Grand Prix, penultimate race of the season, when asked for a reaction.

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Max Verstappen says Sebastian Vettel did not apologise for the crash that put them and Kimi Raikkonen out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Verstappen blamed Vettel for causing the accident by moving across to defend position after a slow start from pole, while Vettel said he didn't know how the

Red Bull' s Max Verstappen said in Austin that he believed Ferrari' s dip in form was directly related to the first clarification. But Vettel said : "Everybody is free to say what they want. I don't think anybody in the team took it personal. It is not professional and not mature .

"I think it’s not professional and not mature, but I can also see that you are probably interested in me answering back," added the Ferrari driver.

"I don’t have much interest in that, other than saying that for us, the best way to answer in a way is to probably just go back to normal.

"Calling it that far I think is not right. But again, live and let live. If that’s what he thinks, that’s what he thinks. If next week he thinks something different, then, in the end, we don’t care so much."

Verstappen drew a line under the episode when he met reporters at the Red Bull factory before flying to Sao Paulo, saying it was a "very sensitive subject".

"I try not to go there anymore," he added. "I prefer just to go ahead, leave everything behind...just focus on Brazil."

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Max Verstappen ’ s RB13 is taken away after the crash. Max Verstappen says that Sebastian Vettel has not apologised for the crash at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix which claimed them and Kimi Raikkonen.

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Vettel blamed setup problems for the drop in performance and expected the Italian team to be challenging for victory again at Interlagos on Sunday.

"Should we have the strongest engine... that’s a great achievement by us, by our engine department," said the German.

"For the last five years, we had Mercedes having the strongest engine so if ... for a couple of months we are ahead then hopefully it stays like that for the next five years and I don’t care what people think or say."

Vettel will be making his 100th start for Ferrari after winning his four titles with Red Bull and he said he hoped it was a good one.

"I'm looking forward to more...I guess the 102nd race will be more important," he added, referring to the first grand prix of 2020.

Mercedes have already won both 2019 titles for an unprecedented sixth successive season.

F1 considers rule change to recreate Brazil GP restart magic .
Formula 1 chief Ross Brawn has suggested that the sport’s bosses will look at tweaks to the rules in the future to try to recreate the kind of spectacular restarts seen at the Brazilian Grand Prix. A change to the regulations made for this year means that, following safety car restarts, drivers are not allowed to overtake until they have crossed the start-finish line. In the past, they were allowed a free run from Safety Car 'Line One', which was situated before the pit lane entry.

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