Ralf Schumacher says Red Bull should reign in Max Verstappen

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Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher says he believes Red Bull has ‘lost control’ of Max Verstappen and they need to “get him back and explain what the limits should be”.

While speaking to Sky Sports News, Ralf Schumacher gave his opinion on Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s collision at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

“Both of them wanted to have the DRS,” the German said.

“The only problem was that Max brake-tested him and I must say that that is not only dangerous, but it’s not fair.

“It can be dangerous for marshals, for everybody. The rule number one in motorsport is that you shouldn’t do it.”

He went on to say he believes Red Bull needs to sit down with Max and explain to him that he has crossed the line.

“I love Max’s driving style, and I like him as a person as well, he’s young, he’s pushing. But he definitely made a mistake, he pushed too hard the whole race and now it’s done.

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“Red Bull should get him back and explain what the limits should be. Because I think as well Red Bull lost the control.

“The other loser for me is the FIA, Michael Masi is a great guy and I know he’s under pressure, but for me he has to be more clear.”

Ralf also said he hopes the final race in Abu Dhabi will be fought fairly.

“First of all, I hope there’s no crash because in theory, Max could crash with Lewis and still be a champion because he has one victory more in his pocket.

“Red Bull might feel a bit better in this track, but the race performance is a problem. Mercedes is much stronger than Red Bull on the longer runs and seemed to look after the tyre better. It’s in Lewis’ hand I would say.

“Both deserve it, both are amazing drivers and we’ll be talking about this championship for ages,” Schumacher concluded.

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