“Some people pretend they have all the knowledge of Formula 1″- Max Verstappen annoyed by the critics of Formula 1 with the team doing decent.
Max Verstappen had a pretty successful season with Red Bull in 2020 but not enough to topple the dominance of Mercedes, and that is what attracting criticism towards the constructors.
But Verstappen feels that there is no point in dwelling disappointment over it and is frustrated by the critics of Red Bull, as he feels the tea did a pretty fair job in 2020. “You cannot force things into life. It makes no sense to walk around with frustration all year round,” he told De Telegraaf.
“Some people pretend they have all the knowledge of Formula 1, but if they did, they would have designed that car. We are still the second-best team in Formula 1.
“Of course we’d prefer to do some things better or differently and we want to fight for the championship, but that is no reason to piss off the team. Then I do get angry.
“Mercedes is very difficult to beat at the moment, although we will not give up.”
Keen to move on, don’t want to hold on memories
Going into the 2021 calendar, Verstappen clearly said that he doesn’t want to linger onto the memories of 2020 be it bad or good, and rather would like to focus ahead.
“What lingers longer, that joy or disappointment? Actually neither,” he added. “Such a win at Silverstone was great, but Mercedes had huge problems with their tyres at the time and we had the right strategy. I also knew that it was more or less an incident.
“And for me, after those outages, it makes no sense to linger too long in disappointment. Or to piss off everyone. Then the working relationship will not improve. You have to make sure that everyone stays on the same page and that we have a pleasant cooperation.”