Horner explains ‘root cause’ of Verstappen-Perez team orders row

A heated disagreement erupted within Red Bull at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix when Verstappen refused to give up sixth place to teammate Perez to help the Mexican in his quest to beat Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to runner-up spot in the 2022 F1 drivers’ championship. Red Bull had asked Perez to let Verstappen through following a late Safety Car period on the proviso that he would return the position if he was unable to catch and pass Fernando Alonso in the final laps.Asked why he had disobeyed the instruction after the chequered flag, Verstappen responded over team radio: “I told you…

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