The ‘dickhead comment’ controversy is here to say it seems, as reporters asked Max to once again comment on it before the Chinese Grand Prix and Max came up with a new reasoning to why Hamilton might have uttered those words.
The young Dutch believes that he didn’t do much wrong during that overtaking incident in Bahrain and that it was convenient to put the blame on him, as he was the younger driver.
“Why? Because it is quite simple and easy to blame the younger driver, that is the only way I can see it.
“Like I said, these things happen. There is no reason for me to change anything.” Verstappen said.
Verstappen is looking forward to discussing the entire incident in person with Hamilton and is convinced that that ‘stray’ incident won’t alter his approach to F1 racing.
“I might have a talk with him,” explained Verstappen.
“It depends if it is really necessary, but why should I change something?
“I don’t think I did anything wrong in my approach. I was just trying to overtake a car and it was a fair chance, I went for it.
“Last year in Mexico it could have gone wrong as well, maybe for me or another car. It is racing. It is very simple. I don’t understand why everyone is on top of the topic as these things happen in racing.” he added.
Red Bull are currently having some issues with their engine supplier Renault as Ricciardo was forced to retire in the early stages of the Bahrain GP due to an electric failure.
Max reveals that such issues had been encountered during testing as well but is confident that Renault will get it sorted before the Chinese GP.
“From Daniel’s car in the race, he had the problem quite similar to me in Canada [last year], and in testing I think as well this year,” he said.
“It is definitely something to look into, but what can you do about it? It is something Renault needs to sort out and they are working really hard.
“They are trying their very best to provide us with the best equipment here. I am not too worried about it if it happens. If it happens you cannot prevent it.” he concluded.