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Verstappen lets rip after missing out on final qualifying lap

An angry Max Verstappen let rip at the behaviour of other drivers after missing out on a final flyin..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 14, 2019

An angry Max Verstappen let rip at the behaviour of other drivers after missing out on a final flying lap in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Red Bull driver qualified fifth but felt he could have been higher had he not slowed due to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and the two Renaults overtaking as he was teeing up a final effort.

Max Verstappen had plenty to say over the radio.

Max Verstappen had plenty to say over the radio.Credit:AP

Vettel qualified third, with teammate Charles Leclerc fourth. Mercedes swept the front row with Valtteri Bottas on pole and Lewis Hamilton alongside.

"I was just trying to follow the Ferrari in front of me and trying to be nice. I could also have overtaken him but its just not what you do in qualifying," the Dutchman told reporters after calming down.

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He had earlier vented his frustration over the radio with plenty of swearing.

"This time it caught me out. So of course Im not happy about that but it will swing around and it will come back to others as well sometimes," he added.

"Its annoying because we could have fought for third today but now we just have to do some more overtaking."

Red Bull boss Christian Horner said it had been an unfortunate outcome.

"Max was in a good position and then Sebastian passed him around the outside and then he hung back not to get into Sebastians dirty air and the Renaults passed him and he hung back again," he told Sky Sports television.

"Unfortunately, the clock ticking down the way it was, he didnt make it to the line in time. It was a shame because it would have been a good opportunity to try and improve there. I think we could have made the second row today."

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