Plot thickens after Verstappen refused team order

Even Dr Helmut Marko looked upset late on Sunday after world champion Max Verstappen refused to help Red Bull and Sergio Perez’s quest for second overall in the 2022 drivers’ standings. “Max should do everything possible to help us finish first and second in the drivers’ championship,” Austrian Marko, 79, said after Dutchman Verstappen directly refused a team order to let Perez past at Interlagos. “This shows who he really is,” he said on the radio. Perez then told the media: “After all I’ve done for him, I’m disappointed, to be honest. “I have my reasons for that and we just discussed it,” he said. When asked if that theory is true, Verstappen said: “Decide for yourself.

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