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Rosberg negative on Verstappen: 'He could be a bit more grateful'

Rosberg negative on Verstappen: 'He could be a bit more grateful'

20-03-2023 07:52 Last update: 08:22
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Nico Rosberg has criticised Max Verstappen's attitude at the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix. The Sky Sports analyst judged after the race that Verstappen's attitude is not good for team dynamics.

Although Verstappen had an impressive catch-up race on Sunday, he had to leave the win to his teammate Sergio Perez. However, Verstappen did manage to capture the fastest race lap at the last minute, leaving him just one point ahead of Perez in the world championship. After the race, Verstappen was by no means satisfied with the result. Speaking to Viaplay, the Dutchman cited that he would rather have just won.

'He could be more grateful'

According to Rosberg, this is not a good attitude. The 2016 world champion criticised Verstappen's words after the race on Sky Sports.

"It is not good to see." Rosberg analysed. "We were also told he skipped the team meeting [on Saturday] apparently."I don't think it's a good approach or mentality so early in the season when the team has done such a brilliant job and worked so hard. I think he could be more gracious."