Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher has blasted Max Verstappen for criticising the FIA and saying he was the only one being penalised.
Ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend Max Verstappen complained for being penalised for several manoeuvres he performed at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
His main point was that other drivers were not penalised for what he perceives was doing the same things he did.
“Clearly things don’t apply for everyone,” Verstappen said.
“Things I did in terms of defending, two other guys also did and they didn’t even get a mention or a penalty. Clearly it’s only me who gets it.
“To be honest the only thing I ask for is that it’s fair for everyone. Clearly that’s not the case at the moment.
“I don’t feel like I was wrong and clearly, it is not wrong for others so why should I then change while for others it’s allowed to race like that?
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“I think everyone should be allowed to race like that,” concluded the Dutch driver.
Ralf Schumacher has already blasted Verstappen for his controversial manoeuvres in the race, and now he described these new comments as a “loss of reality”.
He also added Verstappen’s moves while battling Lewis Hamilton and the other incidents Max was referring to “cannot be compared with each other”.
“Verstappen performed several hard maneuvers,” Schumacher told Sky Germany.
“It is clear that he braked at the wrong time. This doesn’t need to be discussed.
“What he did is not correct,” concluded the German.