We've already had a 'Verstappen rule change' to overtaking. Why not a change to the regs too? I propose the 'Verstappen regs change' to make tyre walls strong enough to withstand a minor clip from a front wing.
Ok I'm joking but not entirely. The move he made on Hammy would not have resulted in a puncture, a reprimand or anything else if the wings were a bit narrower, and it's the sort of thing Schumacher and others used to do day in day out. Get inside, hang 'em out to dry a bit and win the corner. Bone-headed move? I'm not so sure. Certainly he needs to watch it as the last thing you want is a label as dangerous or too aggressive, and he's still flirting with danger there, but it was a racing incident, one he should learn from, end of story.
I agree vintly and wouldn't have battered an eyelid if this hadn't happened so early in the Grand Prix and against one of the front runners. For us entertainment wise it's great to see him chucking it at every gap he could find but tactically the risk of a do or die move like that on Hamilton so early on doesn't make sense. Go for it by all means but make sure you both have space. Verstappen had many laps left to work his way past Lewis and various strategy tactics to try. He might have even benefitted from following the Merc along and picking off Hamiltons victims as they come through the field and then undercut the bugger.
The racing talent with Verstappen is not in doubt. Its the race craft I think he needs to get a handle on.
As i said on chat max is a undoubted talent & future world champion. His aggression is brilliant when it works its brilliant to watch but he was hit & miss like his teammate Riccardio who had as equally agressive moves but like Daniel he has to learn how to channel it at right moments
But his impatience cost him in all 3 races. Spun in Austraila trying to overtake magnussen in frustration. He could been on podium in Bahrain, but got overtake done then squeezed hamilton & won today in china. That with rudimentary maths thats 52pts 2pts of championship lead. Instead hes on 18pts 36pts of championship lead
Max Verstappen should have won the race today. I thought it couldn't get any worse after Melbourne and the two incidents in Bahrain. This is going to be a long season, if he continues like this.
Ricciardo has shown him how it's done. When he watches the race, he can review his moves.