Verstappen insists he's 'happy' despite team radio outburst

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Verstappen insists he's 'happy' despite team radio outburst

Max Verstappen insisted that he was happy with picking up second place in today's Spanish Grand Prix, despite some heated exchanged with the Red Bull pit wall during the race.

Verstappen started from third on the grid and got a terrific launch to leap into second ahead of Valtteri Bottas, which he maintained to the finish. However there was nothing he could do about the dominant race leader Lewis Hamilton.

“It’s a great result for us to split the two Mercedes cars today after they have been so quick and I’m very happy with that," he said after the race.

"I made a good start and it was important to get past Valtteri early, which I did. I tried everything to stay with Lewis in the first stint but overall their car was faster and Lewis was a bit too quick today.

Verstappen had been frustrated when the team wouldn't allow him to make an early pit stop when his first set of soft tyres started to degrade, and made his feelings known over the team radio.

"How about we just focus on our race, first, instead of looking at Lewis?" snapped Verstappen. "Because clearly on the soft tyre we were not as fast as them. Can we just make sure we do our job and let them do their job?”

After an increasingly testy exchange about tyres and pit stop strategy with the Red Bull pit wall, his race engineer finally snapped: "You don't need to repeat again ... Get your head down Max, please."

Team principal Christina Horner said that the exchange wouldn't result in a lasting rift within the team. "What's incredible is that he has so much capacity to have that conversation - it's like he's on a Sunday afternoon drive!

"These tyres were pretty horrible feeling for the drivers today. He's getting sensitive to the movement in the car, the wear in the car.

"He doesn't have the whole picture the strategists have," he continued. "He's ambitious and competitive and is pushing. You also hear that his engineer is fairly clear with him in terms of instruction and what his job is.

"What we didn't want to do was drop him back into traffic that would burn up the tyres," he added. "It was more a matter of keeping Valtteri behind us than attacking Lewis.

"Max extracted the absolute maximum from the car today and to split the Mercedes, which was the faster race car, it’s the best we could have hoped for."

Once Verstappen did eventually pit, the wait meant he did indeed successfully come out ahead of the two Racing Point cars. Not being held up proved to be crucial to beating Bottas to second.

"From then onwards we focused on our own race and the car felt good," said Verstappen. "I expected some trouble from Valtteri towards the end when he pitted, but I was happy with my tyres and he wasn’t catching.

Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing on the grid.

Finishing as runner-up in Spain today puts Verstappen into second place of the drivers championship ahead of Bottas by six points, but still a long way off Hamilton.

"Overall, it’s been another strong weekend with a good amount of points which we should be happy with," he said.

"Second is of course good but that’s not why we are here, we are here to win so you can never be fully satisfied unless you do that.

"At the moment we’re in-between the two Mercedes cars and of course we’d like to push Lewis harder but you have to be realistic as they still have the faster car.”

"We keep trying to improve but so do the others so we keep pushing!"

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Spanish GP: Sunday's action in pictures

Lewis Hamilton collected his 88th career win in Barcelona on Sunday, and what a dominant performance it was.

Here is our recap in pictures of the Spanish GP, round 6 of the 2020 F1 World Championship.

 

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images(L to R): Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1; Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Alfa Romeo Racing; Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing; and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team, on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team RP20 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesMax Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesCharles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesSebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesValtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesDrivers on the grid with their end racism support.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 on the grid.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesDrivers as the grid observes the anthems.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesLance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team RP20 at the start of the race.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
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16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 leads at the start of the race.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team RP20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team RS20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
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16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesAntonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing C39.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesMax Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB16.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesSebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF1000.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLando Norris (GBR) McLaren MCL35.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesValtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W11.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesKimi Raikkonen (FIN) Alfa Romeo Racing C39.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesCarlos Sainz Jr (ESP) McLaren MCL35.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLando Norris (GBR) McLaren MCL35 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesCharles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF1000 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesAlexander Albon (THA) Red Bull Racing RB16 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesLewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 makes a pit stop.

16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Charniaux / XPB ImagesPierre Gasly (FRA) AlphaTauri AT01.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team RP20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesCharles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF1000.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesAlexander Albon (THA) Red Bull Racing RB16.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesLando Norris (GBR) McLaren MCL35.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesGeorge Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team RS20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesKevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas VF-20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesValtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W11.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesAlexander Albon (THA) Red Bull Racing RB16.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesPierre Gasly (FRA) AlphaTauri AT01.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRomain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesCarlos Sainz Jr (ESP) McLaren MCL35.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesEsteban Ocon (FRA) Renault F1 Team RS20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesLance Stroll (CDN) Racing Point F1 Team RP20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesSebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari SF1000.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesKevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas VF-20.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesNicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing FW43 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesAntonio Giovinazzi (ITA) Alfa Romeo Racing C39.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesDaniil Kvyat (RUS) AlphaTauri AT01 makes a pit stop.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 in parc ferme.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 in parc ferme.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in parc ferme.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 in parc ferme.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W11 celebrates in parc ferme.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with team mate Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesValtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates his third position on the podium.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesRace winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 and team mate Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrate on the podium.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Filipe / XPB ImagesThe podium: Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing, second; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1, third.
16.08.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 6, Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain, Race Day.
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