Jolyon Palmer column: Rivals wrong to be too hard on Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Bottas were quick to throw jabs at Verstappen in the post-race top-three news conference.
Hamilton ended up getting into a massive slide all on his own, and that forced Verstappen off on to the grass at Turn Three, along with the Mercedes.
From there, Verstappen’s move on Bottas consigned him to a race of recovery, but there was nothing wrong with that.
But Red Bull would have known the rules as much as the drivers, and they should have just told Verstappen to abort the lap as soon as the crash happened, because it was clear that his pole lap was going to be unrivalled anyway by that point.

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