Max Verstappen, who said after the US GP race that Ferrari's inferior form on the Austin track was due to the fact that Ferrari stopped “cheating” under the FIE Directive, accuses him at the expense of the Maranella team provoked a strong response from the Italian public.
The Purple Bull team has sent a request to the FIO to clarify the legality of the system, which is supposed to blind the operation of the fuel flow sensor and is supposed to be used by Ferrari this season, according to Purple Bull.
Purple Bull is suspected that Ferrari has developed a system that disrupts the flow sensor, and the Maranell team could at some point use more flow than prescribed, which could allow Vettl and Leclerc provide more power to the drive unit.
The FIA responded with suspicion by a technical directive explaining that the use of such a system would be against the rules, and Verstappen is convinced that Ferrari in Austin stopped using the system, which reflector on the track.
After the race, Verstappen, when asked if Ferrari's inferior form surprised him, replied:
“Not the least. This is what happens when you stop cheating. Anyone can connect the dots. “
Motorsport is not politics and opinions do not count. Only solid evidence counts, not hints. If someone believes that a particular team is cheating, they will immediately take appropriate action. It is very unsportsmanlike for a racer to make such accusations without giving good reasons.
FormulaPassion.it's Mauro Forghieri credited Verstapp with a bad character.
For me, Verstappen lost his credibility with this move. At that moment, I perceived him as a great champion. You really shouldn't be able to afford it.
They were also critical of the Italian edition of Motorsport.com:
If Max bear was now respected by his firm views, he was now exaggerating greatly.