The end of the Red Bull season has caused a lot of talk. Sanctioned for exceeding the Formula 1 budget cap in 2021, the relationship between Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez has also been questioned. During the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Dutchman refused to give up his position to his teammate, while the latter was fighting with Charles Leclerc for second place in the drivers’ championship. For Lewis Hamilton, this all sounds a bit like the Kardashian family series.
Everything was fine for Red Bull, until the penultimate round of the season. In the struggle with Charles Leclerc for second place in the drivers’ standings, Sergio Perez finally saw the Monegasque win the battle. I have to say that Checo was not helped by Max Verstappen. In the last lap of Brazilian Grand Prix, the Dutchman refused to respect the instructions of his team, who asked him to leave his position to his teammate. A decision which questioned and which brought out certain tensions between the two pilots, while shortly before, Red Bull had been sanctioned by the FIA for exceeding the budget ceiling of the Formula 1 in 2021.
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“It looks a bit like the Kardashian show”
On the side of mercedes in any case, we seem to be reveling in everything that’s been happening lately at Red Bull. For Lewis Hamiltonthe events of the last few weeks within the team led by Christian Horner make him think of… the family series kardashians. ” This would never happen at Mercedes! I mean, it’s kinda like the Kardashian show what’s going on at their house. The budget, the guidelines, it’s pretty hilarious, some of the things I’ve heard over the past few days have been so entertaining. I’m sure everything will be on Netflix, it’s going to be great “, declared the seven-time world champion, in remarks relayed by Nextgen-Auto.
“The higher you are in the rankings, the sharper the knives are”
Red Bull for his part had quickly tried to calm the situation, assuming full responsibility for the events that had occurred in Interlagos. For Christian Hornerhis team had a target in the back this year and would simply be a victim of its own success: You are constantly learning. Someone else will have a problem at some point. As we’ve experienced a bit this year, the higher you rank, the sharper the knives. The fastest way to become unpopular in this paddock is to win and win consistently. We are the subsidiary of an energy drink, we race against car manufacturers and historical brands and of course this does not suit some of our competitors “, he confided.