Nov.16 - Sergio Perez says his spat with Red Bull teammate and world champion Max Verstappen is "behind us" now.

Some were wondering if the spat, triggered by Verstappen refusing to obey a team order in Brazil to bolster Perez's chances of beating Charles Leclerc to second overall in the championship, had rendered their partnership impossible going forwards.

Dutch F1 GP boss Jan Lammers says he senses a "personal" dispute between the Dutch and Mexican teammates, with many others thinking it's related to Perez having reportedly confessed behind closed doors to deliberately crashing in the dying moments of Monaco qualifying.

Two former F1 drivers doubt Perez title chance

Race winner Sergio Pérez and Third placed Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing talk in the press conference after the 2022 F1 Grand Prix of Monaco

"I don't understand why Verstappen didn't heed the team's request," 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve told the Dutch publication Formule 1.

The plot thickened even further when Sophie Kumpen, Verstappen's mother, appeared to confirm the rumours that her son was issuing payback for Perez's actions in Monaco qualifying.

"And then in the evening cheating on his wife," she wrote on Instagram before deleting the comment.

On his own social media channels, 32-year-old Perez indicated that he wants to put the saga behind him.

"With Max and the team everything was discussed yesterday and it will remain internally," he said in Spanish on Twitter.

"This is behind us and we will continue working as the great team that we have been until now."


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7 F1 Fan comments on “Pérez moves to end spat with teammate Verstappen

  1. shroppyfly

    From another site

    Lewis Hamilton sees himself as a natural target after another collision with Max Verstappen arrived in Sao Paulo

    Now hes blaming not being able to pass King George because of TheMaxKiss, B**sh**, he says oh the car wasn't 100% after that, it was enough to get within 1-2 seconds of him , the problem was "George is Faster than you", Nice blame Max , Blame the Car, Blame it on Pmt,Blame Massi .

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    • Nobodysperfect

      Great story! I love it when small things get blown up like that. Everybody could see Hamilton didn't leave enough space. He was very lucky not to get a puncture!

      Like Alonso always says: "You always have to leave the space!"
      I guess Grosjean will say it was Ericsson's fault...hahaha

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    • f1award

      You are one sad keyboard warrior, do you even read what the article is about before repeating your LH hate. Diverting the narrative just spoils this whole site, the sooner you get banned the better.

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  2. shroppyfly

    Rb will just dangle the possibility of a contract extension for cheekyboy, and hell play a good No 2 again , better not write anymore f6/delete will wet herself if i do

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