Verstappen responds to Marko criticism
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OCTOBER 28, 2016

Verstappen responds to Marko criticism

While he may change how he sounds from now on, Max Verstappen says he will keep charging ahead in F1.

Some have suggested that the young Dutchman often sounds arrogant on the radio, like when he declared "I'm not here to finish fourth" in Austin.

"Now I will answer with yes, no, ok," Verstappen said in Mexico.

One of his critics, however, is Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko, who thinks the 19-year-old should have followed his engineer's advice and looked after his tyres.

"The comments from Helmut Marko? I don't know what to say," Max - his face covered in 'day of the dead' face paint on Thursday - said.

"In my opinion, things are going very well. In the races, I am constantly learning something but I think that I've been very stable this season."

Teammate Daniel Ricciardo was also wearing a 'day of the dead' painted tribute on his face on Thursday, where he agreed with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's idea that circuits should be lined with walls rather than run-off.

"It's tough because we always talk about safety but I think walls are actually pretty good," said the Australian.

(GMM)

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