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Jos Verstappen

Jos Verstappen disappointed with Red Bull after Perez's Monaco win

Jos Verstappen has bemoaned the race strategy that left son Max to finish third in the Monaco Grand Prix.

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While Max Verstappen was all smiles following his third-place finish at the Monaco Grand Prix, his former racing driver father Jos Verstappen was not.

The ex-Arrows racer has criticised Red Bull's race strategy in Monte Carlo, adding that he feels a win was possible for his son.

Speaking in his column on Verstappen.com, Jos said that he was "disappointed" by the race result, and claimed that Red Bull did not help Max in his quest for victory.

The Monaco Grand Prix was instead won by Verstappen's teammate, Sergio Perez, as he climbed from third on the grid to first, thanks to some quick thinking on the Red Bull pit wall.

"Red Bull achieved a good result, but at the same time exerted little influence to help Max to the front," Jos argued.

"That he finished third, he owes to Ferrari's mistake at that second stop of Charles Leclerc.

"The championship leader, Max, was not helped in that sense by the chosen strategy. It turned completely in Checo's favour.

"That was disappointing to me, and I would have liked it to be different for the championship leader."

Jos: 10 points have been thrown away by Red Bull

Jos added that he was happy to see Perez take his first Grand Pix win of the season at the historic Monaco.

However, he believes that the Mexican was only able to do so because he was called to pit early by his team, a call that Jos thinks should have come the way of his son.

"Perez actually won the race because of the earlier pit-stop," Verstappen Snr said.

"The team can perhaps explain that as a gamble, but they had already seen, with for example [Pierre] Gasly, that the Intermediates were the best option at that time.

"I would have liked them to go for Max, but of course, I am not entirely objective.

"I think 10 points from Max have been thrown away here. Especially with the two retirements we've had, we need every point. Don't forget that Ferrari currently has a better car, especially in qualifying."

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