Dutch media: Perez’s deliberate crash caused Verstappen team order snub

Reports are emerging about on the reasons for Max Verstappen's refusal to obey team orders at the Brazilian GP, believed to be linked back to the Monaco Grand Prix. During the Brazil race, The Red Bull driver refused a team order to hand fifth place to teammate Sergio Perez. Red Bull's intention was for Perez to take secure more points in an effort to secure P2 ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in the Drivers' Championship. Verstappen's radio message included a comment of "I gave my reasons", which pointed to a historical reason for the team order refusal. Journalists in Dutch…

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