Verstappen: ‘There’s so much politics involved in F1’

Max Verstappen has weighed in on the state of Formula 1 after Sebastian Vettel’s controversial penalty during the Canadian Grand Prix.

“Of course everyone speaks for themselves,” he explained

“Mercedes want very little to change, but a team behind them wants different regulations. Then the customer teams are factored in. There is so much politics involved.

“We have nothing to say about it. It’s always been political and up to the big bosses. We can try to indicate what we want, like a few years ago when the cars were too slow and had not enough grip.

“Then we went to these wider cars with more downforce, but now we lose more time when we are behind someone.

“We are doing track records everywhere we go, but I don’t think that’s what it’s all about. If you just want faster and faster, you might as well put a robot in it. It must be fun for the fan.”