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11:37  17 april  2018
11:37  17 april  2018 Source:   Autosport

Max Verstappen urged to think more in F1 battles by father Jos

  Max Verstappen urged to think more in F1 battles by father Jos A "disappointed" Jos Verstappen says his son Max needs to think more in the heat of Formula 1 battle after his clash with Sebastian Vettel in the Chinese Grand Prix .Speaking on Dutch TV channel Ziggo's Peptalk show, Verstappen Sr admitted that Max's move that led to Vettel's spin, and earned the Red Bull driver a 10-second penalty, was the kind of mistake he needs to avoid in future."The overtake on Vettel really wasn't on," said the veteran of more than 100 GP starts. © LAT Images Jos Verstappen: Max needs to think more "That wasn't possible. It was an error of judgement.

Max Verstappen "really needed" his win at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a tough 2017 Formula One season, according to father Jos . "You need the equipment to show it, but he knows what he can do and I think more people know also inside the team and this is good.

Max Verstappen "really needed" his win at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a tough 2017 Formula One season, according to father Jos . "You need the equipment to show it, but he knows what he can do and I think more people know also inside the team and this is good.

Jos Verstappen: Max needs to think more © LAT Images Jos Verstappen: Max needs to think more

A "disappointed" Jos Verstappen says his son Max needs to think more in the heat of Formula 1 battle after his clash with Sebastian Vettel in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Speaking on Dutch TV channel Ziggo's Peptalk show, Verstappen Sr admitted that Max's move that led to Vettel's spin, and earned the Red Bull driver a 10-second penalty, was the kind of mistake he needs to avoid in future.

"The overtake on Vettel really wasn't on," said the veteran of more than 100 GP starts.

Jos Verstappen: Max needs to think more © LAT Images Jos Verstappen: Max needs to think more "That wasn't possible. It was an error of judgement. In some circumstances Max just has to think more.

Max: Easy for Lewis to blame me

  Max: Easy for Lewis to blame me Max Verstappen says it was "easy" for Lewis Hamilton to blame him for their Bahrain GP collision and will not change his driving style. Verstappen suffered terminal damage to his Red Bull when attempting to pass Hamilton on the inside of Turn One on the second lap of last Sunday's race.Both drivers said the other was at fault for the incident, with Hamilton accusing Verstappen of a lack of respect and saying the 20-year-old was making "inexperienced" moves and making too many mistakes.But Verstappen hit back on Thursday, saying he had a fair chance at the move and had not done anything "crazy".

Max Verstappen will definitely be driving for Red Bull in 2018, his father Jos has confirmed to Sky F 1 . The teenager's future has been the subject of intense speculation this season with the Dutchman well off the pace in the championship battle following a series of Verstappen urged to keep faith.

Max Verstappen "really needed" his win at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a tough 2017 Formula One season, according to father Jos . "You need the equipment to show it, but he knows what he can do and I think more people know also inside the team and this is good.

"I don't want him to change his driving style. He passed two people at the start. He did that perfectly. That's what we all want to see.

"But we don't want to see these kinds of actions. He needs to have it under control. He needs to think.

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"I'm seeing him tomorrow. Last weekend was very painful, but we'll have to talk about it and analyse what happened in a normal way.

"This can't happen. He already knows it, I don't have to say much."

When asked if he was mad with his son, he replied: "Mad is not the right word, but I'm disappointed. But it's the most painful for himself."

'Butchered by the press'

Verstappen Sr was also asked about Max's clash with Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain, which he defended his son over.

Max: Easy for Lewis to blame me

  Max: Easy for Lewis to blame me Max Verstappen says it was "easy" for Lewis Hamilton to blame him for their Bahrain GP collision and will not change his driving style. Verstappen suffered terminal damage to his Red Bull when attempting to pass Hamilton on the inside of Turn One on the second lap of last Sunday's race.Both drivers said the other was at fault for the incident, with Hamilton accusing Verstappen of a lack of respect and saying the 20-year-old was making "inexperienced" moves and making too many mistakes.But Verstappen hit back on Thursday, saying he had a fair chance at the move and had not done anything "crazy".

Max Verstappen will definitely be driving for Red Bull in 2018, his father Jos has confirmed to Sky F 1 . Verstappen urged to keep faith. "But the whole package needs to be able to deliver and I think , at the moment, that's not the case.

Mention of Max ’s father , Jos , is a warning that the Verstappens have been here before. Twenty years ago, Jos was a But the more he thought about it, the more sense it made. Max is a driver who has been pushed and challenged consistently during his career; just winning was never enough.

"I don't think there was anything wrong with that, I still think it was a good move," he added.

Max Verstappen © Press Association Max Verstappen "Afterwards you could say Max should have given Hamilton more room, but Hamilton could have done the same to Max.

"That's why it's a racing incident and they're both taking the blame.

"He has to take more risks with his Red Bull because the top speed is lower than the Mercedes."

When pressed on his son's treatment by the press, Verstappen said: "Max is being put under the magnifying glass, also because of his age.

Max Verstappen © Greg Baker / AFP Max Verstappen "If you look at the last race in China, then Alonso pushed Vettel wide, and not just a little bit. And that's not being talked about.

"Max did that to a lesser degree and that's all people talk about. At least he let Hamilton live.

"Max is being butchered by the press and I don't think that's correct."

Hamilton moves to settle Verstappen dispute 'to show respect' .
The dispute between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen from the Bahrain Grand Prix has seemingly been ended in China.World champion Hamilton accused the Red Bull driver of disrespecting him following an early collision at the Bahrain Grand Prix, although Verstappen insisted upon arriving in China for the third race of the season that there was nothing in the incident.

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