Max Verstappen has admitted he is not happy with F1’s latest regulation changes. The FIA tweaked the rules in the aftermath of last weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix to prevent cars driving slowly or stopping at the end of the pit lane.
However, drivers in Brazil have been told they can instead go slowly after the pit lane exit to make a gap ahead of them as long as their rivals can get past.
And Verstappen hissed: “It was absolutely terrible. On this track, you have quite a long pit exit and there are some walls. But on some other tracks, if we implement this, you’re driving very slowly onto a straight where people are passing with 300 plus [km/h]. And you’re maybe driving at 15, 20 to make a gap, which is extremely dangerous.
“For me, this doesn’t work at all. It just creates even more trouble. I mean, look at what was happening [in qualifying] – people going on the grass, including myself, to try to pass cars. It’s just a mess every single qualifying, you have like six to eight cars getting noted for driving too slow with the minimum time. I don’t know what we’re trying to achieve.”