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Max Verstappen’s father accuses Red Bull of ‘favouring’ Sergio Perez at Monaco Grand Prix which saw Dutchman claim ‘disappointing’ third-place finish

Max Verstappen’s father said described his son’s third place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix as ‘disappointing’, and accused Red Bull of ‘favouring’ Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez.

Jos, a former F1 driver himself, criticised the unresponsiveness of the car due to the narrow street circuit in Monte Carlo.

Verstappen’s father Jos (L) has been left unimpressed by Red Bull


“Max’s third place was very disappointing. We all saw that it was a difficult weekend for him,” the 50-year-old said in a blog post on

“It starts with the car, which simply doesn’t have the characteristics for his driving style yet. Max has far too little grip at the front axle.

“And especially in Monaco, with all those short corners, you need a car that turns very quickly. That was just hard.”

Perez secured his first win of the season in the south of France, and the Mexican driver, who won his third race overall, came out on top in Sunday’s rain-affected race.

He took advantage of errors by Ferrari, but reigning world champion and championship leader Verstappen could only finish third with his father claiming he was not prioritised by his team.

“Red Bull achieved a good result, but at the same time exerted little influence to help Max to the front,” Verstappen Snr added.