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Sport Verstappen stopped 'stupid critics' with Canada performance - Marko

17:06  13 june  2018
17:06  13 june  2018 Source:   autosport.com

Verstappen top third Canadian practice

  Verstappen top third Canadian practice Max Verstappen tops the times in the final free practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver jumped from sixth to first in the second half of the session, with a 1m11.599s time on the hypersoft compound of tyre.

"The criticism Max is getting is partly justified," Marko told the press. "In China and Monte Carlo his mistakes were stupid , but that Read more about:Helmut Marko Max Verstappen Aston Martin - Red Bull Racing Formule 1. 1. Video. WATCH: Mercedes' crucial race in Canada this weekend!

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Verstappen has stopped 'stupid critics' - Marko © LAT Images Verstappen has stopped 'stupid critics' - Marko

Max Verstappen "gave the right answer" and will stop "stupid critics" with his Canadian Grand Prix performance, says Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko.

Verstappen has been under increasing pressure following a string of incidents in early 2018, culminating in the practice crash in Monaco that left him at the back of the grid.

He bounced back in Montreal last weekend by topping all three practice sessions, earning third on the grid when Red Bull and its Renault powerplant was leapfrogged by Ferrari and Mercedes' qualifying engine modes, and then finishing on Valtteri Bottas's tail for third in the race.

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MAX Verstappen accepted the blame for colliding with Sebastian Vettel at the Chinese GP but that hasn’t stopped criticism coming his way. “Max overdid it by trying to overtake Vettel,” Marko told Movistar. “Yes, it was a mistake from him.

Asked by AUTOSPORT if he felt Verstappen 's critics were now answered, Tost replied: "I said this in October and November when all the people criticised : he will answer them on the racetrack because the answer on the racetrack means stupid people can understand."

"Generally for the whole team it's a real relief to have both cars in the finish," Marko, who had suggested after Monaco that Verstappen needed to consider a change of approach, told Autosport.

"One podium, one fourth. And also, for Max, all these stupid critics are stopping.

"He did the best time in practice three times, he qualified third, and he didn't do anything wrong, not one little bit of damage, not even a rim.

"So that's what we expect from him, and I'm sure there will come more races like that. "He delivered, so I think he gave the right answer."

Marko was pleased with Red Bull's Canadian pace considering Montreal is regarded as a power track, and felt Verstappen got the best result possible given the difficulty in overtaking during last weekend's race.

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Sebastian Vettel takes 50th win and F1 championship lead in Canada . Stop trolling SRK over his Pakistani cousin. Verstappen was also able to crack a smile at the end of the day having answered his critics with a smooth error-free effort to not only top a practice session for the first time this

Niki Lauda slammed Max Verstappen for being ' stupid ' and 'arrogant'. A word in your ear Verstappen chats to F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. Marko said: "The situation is unworthy of a four-time world champion.

"You saw the speed, [Daniel] Ricciardo did fastest lap on the last lap [which was later removed because of the chequered flag confusion], and Max was catching dramatically on Bottas," said Marko.

"So maybe we should have attacked a little bit earlier.

"[But] it looks like overtaking is forbidden [in Montreal]. I think it was the maximum."

Verstappen has stopped 'stupid critics' - Marko © LAT Images Verstappen has stopped 'stupid critics' - Marko Red Bull diverged from its main rivals by running hypersofts in Q2 and therefore starting the race on them, while Ferrari and Mercedes favoured ultrasofts.

Marko said there were no regrets about that strategy, and felt it was key to Ricciardo jumping Lewis Hamilton in the pitstop sequence to secure fourth.

"The tyres were the best choice we had to gain places," Marko added.

"It worked with Ricciardo, it nearly worked with Max."

Red Bull ready for big decisions .
With a decision imminent on whether to use Renault or Honda power in 2019, and Daniel Ricciardo yet to re-commit, Canada may be Red Bull's biggest weekend.The former world champions were dominant in Monaco and, despite Daniel Ricciardo's victory, arguably under-delivered: but for Max Verstappen's absence in qualifying, the team would have expected to clinch a one-two ahead of Ferrari and Mercedes.

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