Button understands Verstappen: 'Frustration, but it's how you deal with it'

22-10-2021 23:30
by GPblog.com
Button understands Verstappen: 'Frustration, but it's how you deal with it'

In FP2 we heard a frustrated Max Verstappen several times. Jenson Button commented on the incident with Lewis Hamilton and said that he expects Red Bull Racing to sit down with the Dutchman to discuss his frustrations.

"They had a slow car in front," said Button in his analysis for Sky Sports. "They're all on new tyres, it's kind of an agreement between drivers. But Lewis jumped down the inside, I don't know if he was playing games or what but it did rattle Max a little bit, he was very upset on the radio."

The second free practice session did not go entirely to plan for the world championship leader. "There's just a bit of frustration building, he couldn't start his lap with that incident, then he had traffic for two laps in a row. There's the frustration, I know what it feels like. It's how you deal with that, they'll probably sit down with him and get him calm to focus on tomorrow."

Red Bull not far away

Red Bull and Mercedes were not far apart in Friday's second session. "Race runs were similar and qualifying I think will be similar. Checo did a great lap, Lewis was quicker but it got disallowed because he ran off, and we don't know what Max could've done," Button concluded.

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