Verstappen comments after Gasly axe

Max Verstappen isn’t particularly bothered about Red Bull’s decision to promote Alex Albon ahead of Pierre Gasly from the Belgian GP.

Asked his opinion, however, Verstappen only had one interest in mind.

“Of course, it is a pity for Pierre, but I personally don’t care much who my teammate is,” he told Holland’s De Telegraaf.

“The point is that we perform better with the other car and thereby gain more points for the team.”

Some were more consolatory to Gasly though, including another Dutchman, former Caterham driver Giedo van der Garde.

“I feel for Pierre,” he wrote on Instagram. “But never give up mate, get your confidence back and the flow you were in last year and I’m sure you can prove everyone wrong.