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Saudi GP: Max Verstappen sad after ending second to teammate Sergio Perez for the primary time in 7 years

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The world champion needed to accept second place on the Jeddah circuit, after ending behind his Purple Bull teammate for the primary time in 7 years.

Purple Bull has began the brand new Method 1 season brightly profitable the primary two races of the season.

Max Verstappen emerged because the winner of the Bahrain GP with teammate Sergio Perez in second, and Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso in third.

Nevertheless, over the weekend in Saudi Arabia, it was the opposite method round regardless that Purple Bull emerged winners.

Sergio Perez claimed the win and Max Verstappen completed second having began in P15.

Nevertheless, following the outcome, Verstappen appeared very upset with the end result regardless of his workforce’s win.

It’s understood that the defending world champion was upset with the truth that he needed to accept second place behind his Purple Bull teammate.

Verstappen and Perez have had a seemingly troubled relationship ever for the reason that Brazilian Grand Prix final yr after Mercedes drivers Goerge Russell and Lewis Hamilton completed first and second  respectively, earlier than Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz who ended up in third place.

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
<span class="description"> Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez </span>

And that rift appeared to have spilled over into the brand new season as properly. 

Sergio Perez secured the win, and after a robust battle from Fernando Alonso at the beginning, he retook the lead and held on to win the race for his fifth in his profession.

 As he received his fifth race on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Perez took to Twitter and posted a message. “It was harder than I believed, however ultimately, I’m glad to get my fifth victory in F1. Very pleased with the results of the workforce. We’re going to preserve pushing very onerous, and I need to be champion.” 

Nevertheless, Perez rapidly deleted his tweet and re-postede with out the final line, “I need to be champion.”, hinting on the doable stress occurring inside the workforce. 

<span class="description"> Purple Bull driver Max Verstappen/through Getty </span>

 Max Verstappen, then again was not content material each throughout and after the race, however nonetheless managed to complete second regardless of beginning in P15.

Following the outcome, the Dutchman was dissatisfied with the outcome stating “ I’m not right here to be second.” 

Max Verstappen completed second to his teammate for the primary time since Malaysia 2016.

Purple Bull already look the workforce to beat as soon as extra this season after the primary two races, and the championship seems to be an intra-team contest between the 2 teammates.