Exactly one week ago, Max Verstappen became the world champion. The controversy has yet to subside on that final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw the Dutchman’s victory over Lewis Hamilton. The Englishman, after making an appearance at Knight’s nomination in the UK and at Mercedes’ celebration of the constructors’ title, has not yet vented his feelings on social networks. It is clear that he has asked the Brackley team for days to think about his future, such a bitter defeat could make him decide to retire from Formula 1.
In an interview a few days ago, published on the Sky Sport F1 website, Verstappen, referring to Toto Wolff’s behavior these days, admitted that he should simply accept defeat:
“Toto Wolff is working hard for his team but I think they have to accept defeat, no matter how painful it is. And I think that’s the difference between our two teams. I won’t go into too much detail, he wrote me a letter to congratulate me on my victory. In some circumstances I didn’t agree with the referees and wouldn’t I change my mind but it’s normal for people to argue. But I have a very good relationship with the stewards, sometimes it seems like they like penalties but you also know they are bound by the rules, it’s their job. I think it’s good to have discussions to improve the future of our sport.”
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