Lando Norris has brushed aside Helmut Marko's sarcastic claims when the Red Bull advisor sarcastically said the Brit acted in a sportsmanlike manner.
Verstappen spent the first half of his best Q3 lap 3-4 seconds behind Norris before eventually overtaking the McLaren driver.
"I don't know what I did wrong," Norris told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I was quite far ahead of him and and then when I let them pass I was completely on the opposite side of the track, down in second gear as slow as I could go.
"I tried the best I could to get out the way from him. I didn't want to impede him or anything like that. But I haven't heard or seen what's been said so I didn't block him or do anything like that. I was never that close."
Marko was left annoyed with Norris and took a different view to the incident in Portimao.
"Norris was told in the second run to not do Max a favour, the Mercedes team is very sporting" Marko told Servus Tv with a sarcastic reference to McLaren's use of Mercedes engine power.