Friday, 23 December 2011

Verstappen Says Barrichello & Sutil Are No Loss To F1

Only weeks after saying the only reason 91 F1 race winner Michael Schumacher could have possibly beat him in the same car was that he was using illegal driving aids, Joss Verstappen with a highest finish of 3rd in his Formula 1 career has now managed to insult some more people.

Writing in his column for De Telegraaf newspaper, Verstappen talks about the many Formula 1 drivers without a seat confirmed for next year including the most experienced driver in F1 history (Rubens Barrichello) and the highly rated Adrian Sutil. Verstappen says "It is not a list of names that I would call a real loss for Formula One" Certainly in the case of Barrichello, 1.3 million Twitter followers might disagree which happens to be nearly twice the amount of the next most popular F1 driver.

On the subject of the Toro Rosso pair of Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi, being given the boot extremely late in the year with Alguersuari in particular been given assurances he was staying only a week before, Verstappen is a bit more diplomatic. "It's hard for them, especially so late in the year, but that's Formula One" says Joss the Boss.

Talking about his fellow country man Giedo van der Garde finding a place on the Formula 1 grid, Verstappen says "He has quite a few rivals. Through all the place changes, at the moment Vitaly Petrov, Rubens Barrichello, Adrian Sutil, Jaime Alguersuari, Sebastien Buemi and Tonio Liuzzi are on the outside.

"It is not a list of names that I would call a real loss for Formula One, as for the sport it is good to see some fresh blood. Especially with former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, GP2 Series champion Romain Grosjean and the talented Nico Hulkenberg, the quality of the grid has only improved."

About the Schumacher illegal driving aids, who knows? It just doesn't sound great coming from Jos 20 years after the event with no new proof other than he couldn't understand how Schumacher could drive the car faster than him.

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