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Verstappen baffled with French GP team radio issues

The Red Bull driver does not understand why his team was unable to hear him on the team radio during the latter stages of the French GP.

Max Verstappen was confused about his team radio problems during his late-race charge to win the French Grand Prix. Verstappen started to have communication issues with the team after his surprise second pitstop when he was chasing Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. He confirmed that the team could not hear him so it didn't matter if he disagreed with Red Bull's decision to pit him for a second time. "Even if I didn't agree to it, I could have been talking on my radio but they wouldn't have understood me anyway," Verstappen told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I mean, it was literally next to my mouth. I tried to change it and it was always in the same position as previous races so I didn't know what happened. "I just couldn't talk back to them but they of course could feed me all of the information and that's the most important thing because the stops were done so I can talk to them. But what can you do." Verstappen overtook Hamilton with two laps to go and now has a 12-point advantage over the Mercedes driver in the Drivers' Championship as he also took the extra point for the fastest lap of the race. He feels that the car got stronger as the race progressed in Paul Ricard. "It's very promising," said Verstappen. "The race, with the conditions how they were in the beginning, were not easy for us. "But then again towards the end, I think the car started to come together again and we were very competitive. Of course, very pleased with that and I hope that we we can keep this up."

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