Sergio Perez became the winner of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after dominating the race and leaving Max Verstappen, who took second place in the circuit and made it 1-2 for Red Bull, however, his competitive nature may get the best of him after addressing his 2nd place win with the press.
P2 today 👊 A bit unlucky with the safety car but nevertheless, learned a lot and another One-Two finish. This is a very good team result here in Baku @redbullracing @SChecoPerez 💪 pic.twitter.com/Lno0jgUy8p
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) April 30, 2023
After the end of the competition, the Dutchman spoke about his teammate’s victory that moves him to six points in the Drivers’ Championship and what lies ahead in the Formula 1 season with new tracks and the integration of the Sprint race.
Max Verstappen on Russel's overtake in Baku Sprint :
"I know how to do It properly"
Also Max Verstappen : pic.twitter.com/5M3HrhWnWg
— Edson | KC 2021 vibes soon (@edson_fmn) April 29, 2023
Verstappen claims that all tracks are different “Well, I don’t know. I mean, we know it’s a very long season. As I said, I’ve learned a lot of things. I mean, Baku is very different from Miami and Miami is again going to be very different from the other tracks we go to. But yeah, you keep learning. You can never be perfect all the time. I think there are always days where you can learn.”
Max Verstappen was not happy with George Russel
The Baku circuit was certainly not the best for Verstappen, who gave a summary of what the race was like and what it meant for Red Bull.
"But expect the next time the same you know… Dickhead"
— Kimbula Bunis 🥐 (@PO5IT1VE) April 29, 2023
Max Verstappen tried to stay very close and get into the DRS
Although his team won the race, he was not entirely happy with the result “I think of course the safety car was a bit of bad luck. Then I had to push again, I tried to stay very close to try to get into DRS but I think the tires were overheating a little bit because of that, of course, trying to follow (Perez). Also with the balance, I was struggling to be really consistent.
Max Verstappen told Dutch media that “Princess George” was to blame during their battle in Saturday's Sprint 👀 pic.twitter.com/jDtZIcnphq
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) April 30, 2023
“So I was playing a little bit with the tools. And I think once I got it sorted out, I’d say the last 10 laps were pretty good again, but a little bit late. We learned a lot of things, throughout the race and of course, at the end of the day, it’s a good team result,” said the two-time world champion.” Verstappen concluded.