While Max Verstappen seemed ready to take the start of the race, the Dutchman wanted to justify his remarks which had not failed to react.
Sunday, the Belgian Grand Prix marked the history of Formula 1 in its own way. Indeed, given the dire climatic conditions, the organizers decided to cancel the race after more than three hours of waiting. Even so, points were awarded to the top ten given the fact that the drivers did more laps behind the safety car. Winner of a very special race, Max Verstappen thus scored 12.5 points, corresponding to half of the expected points. But it was above all the Dutchman’s words that caused controversy since after the formation lap, he sent the message that the conditions allowed to start while the 19 other drivers announced the opposite. Starting from pole position, the Red Bull leader had better visibility and therefore had a good chance of winning the race.
“I said it was OK to race on my side”
However, Max Verstappen justifies his remarks: “I think at 3:30 pm, I said it was OK to race on my side, but of course the visibility behind was very bad and especially I think with the recent events, you don’t want to risk a big crash in Spa, you know the risk. It didn’t seem like the right thing to do to me. Of course, the fans won’t agree with what happened, but you also have to think about safety at the end, ”he said in comments reported by Nextgen-auto.