Max Verstappen will have irritated Formula 1’s owners with his criticism of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, says David Coulthard.
US-based Liberty Media reportedly invested over $500m in this year’s inaugural Vegas Grand Prix but the event had some issues. F1 champion Verstappen called it mostly a show and less of a sporting event before winning the race. David Coulthard believes Liberty Media wouldn’t be happy with Verstappen’s comments, as they are mainly concerned with financial investment. Coulthard also mentioned that Red Bull team principal Christian Horner might have had a conversation with Verstappen about his remarks but respects his freedom of speech. Jamie Chadwick thinks that Verstappen’s strong-willed personality cannot be influenced by anyone at Red Bull, and although some may be frustrated by his comments, it has brought attention to the sport. Verstappen, after winning, maintained his position that the Las Vegas Grand Prix was fun. Jolyon Palmer called him out for being hypocritical, as he criticized the race earlier but later celebrated the victory.