Helmut Marko: Bottas is responsible for Verstapp's punctured tire
Max Verstappen is agreeable after colliding with Valtteri Bottas right at the start of the race due to a punctured tire to stop and chances for a good result were floated across the water. Red Bull Chief Advisor Dr Helmut Marko is convinced he was the culprit for the Mercedes driver's incident.
Verstappen first lost pole position to ignore the yellow flags, and the Dutchman then got involved with both Mercedes racers in the opening rounds of the race. The Red Bull racer is negotiable after a collision with Bottas due to a punctured tire being pulled into the pits, which means he fell completely at the beginning of the starting line.
Marko is convinced that the culprit for the Bottas collision:
“Bottas would agreeable to be more cautious, since it ruined Max for the race. We had speed, but in the end, nothing worked out to our liking. ”