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Azerbaijan GP F1 2022: Max Verstappen denies order from Red Bull for Checo Prez to give him the position in the Azerbaijan GP

Max Verstappen back on top of the podium in Azerbaijan Grand Prix being above Czech Perez, a result that recovered the theme of the rivalry between


Max Verstappen back on top of the podium in Azerbaijan Grand Prix being above Czech Perez, a result that recovered the theme of the rivalry between the two Red Bull drivers.

The Dutch driver managed to overtake Charles Leclerc who had some complications in the race and then Checo Prez, but this time it was not by order of the squire as the Spanish GP, now it was his own credit for the speed of his car.

“No, they didn’t say anything to me or tell him to let me through. I advanced it myself“, he said at the end of the race.

The alleged rivalry between both pilots started when in the last laps of the Spanish GP, the order of the Red Bulls to Checo Prez to cede the position to Max that came with a better race pace, something similar to what was experienced in Azerbaijan.

The moment of the passing of Max Verstappen to Checo Prez.

The Mexican driver also recognized the work done by his teammate, and accepted that the result was good for the squire.

“It was clear that Max was a bit faster, so he deserved the win. I have no problem with that, as simple as that. It was the right decision made by the team. You know, in this place, anything can happen, so at the end of the day we managed to make a one-two, so it’s a great result for the team.”

At the time of passing on lap 15 in Azerbaijanthe squire asked both Max and Checo not to fight for the position since both were doing the 1-2 without many problems with the rest of the pilots.