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Verstappen counters Perez statements: "It wasn't a miscommunication"

Despite both drivers insisting that the Red Bull team orders situation in Saudi Arabia is now 'clear', Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have offered contrasting opinions on the explanations.

Max Verstappen has opposed Sergio Perez's view that their Saudi Arabian GP team orders confusion was down to a "miscommunication". The Red Bull drivers became locked in a battle for fastest lap in Jeddah, with Verstappen taking the accolade after ignoring calls from the team to slow down. Reflecting on the Jeddah race in Melbourne, Perez believed the events to be a "miscommunication" which he insisted had now been cleared up by the team.

However, Verstappen gave a different verdict on the matter, believing that further conversations weren't required. "That was no miscommunication," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365 . "The same thing was also asked in Bahrain, but the other way around. In the end from our side there was no more talk about it." When told that Perez had called it 'miscommunication', Verstappen added: "Yes, but if you look back on the first two (race) weekends, it wasn't. We didn't have any additional explanation either. "The positive thing is that our car is very competitive and that's what is required to challenge for championships."

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