The Red Bull driver was left unimpressed by a problem that plagued drivers at the start of the race.
Max Verstappen has joined the calls for an investigation into the oil spill that occurred before the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Carlos Sainz blamed the chaos at Turn 1 on the spill, calling it “unacceptable” and urging the FIA to look into it. The spill was caused by the vintage cars used in the drivers’ parade, and the car carrying Lewis Hamilton broke down, spilling oil on the starting grid. Verstappen, who was starting near the spillage, felt that it compromised his positioning. He managed to have a battle with Charles Leclerc but made a mistake and forced Leclerc wide, resulting in a penalty. Verstappen explained the incident to Leclerc and considered it a normal part of racing.