Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen would have beaten team-mate Sergio Perez at the Miami Grand Prix even if he hadn't chosen the opposite tactic. The Dutchman, who started the race from ninth place, drove the first stint on the hard compound, and Perez on the medium hard. The Mexican intended to use the softer compound to lead the race and break away, and simulations suggested his tactics should be around three seconds faster than Verstappen's at the end of the race. But Verstappen lasted an incredible 46 laps on the hard tyres, setting a faster pace than Perez after his pit stop to put the car on hard tyres. The Dutchman chose the yellow-rimmed hard tires for his race-ending pit stop and easily overtook Perez. Horner
Also, the last race in Mexico is one of those that will fill the sports newspaper pages in the coming days. Sebastian Vettel also uttered swear words at the expense of the racers, as well as the management of the race, in his temperament. The four-time world champion has received a lot of criticism for his cursing on the radio. Thus, his angry response was received by the leader of the race, Charlie Whiting, to whom he openly called "Fuck off". Even his first boss in Formula 1, current member of the Red-Bull team Helmut Marko, is of the opinion that such behavior is not worth a four-time world champion. Even the racer, who was partly the cause of the whole situation, Max Verstappen said in a post-race conversation: "I think Vettel should go to school again to improve his speech." Also, the Red team leader.