Max Verstappen has hit back of criticism of Red Bull by Williams’ George Russell, after the Briton defended Alexander Albon’s display during qualifying in Hungary.
Russell qualified ahead of Albon at the Hungaroring and post-qualifying the Williams driver told Sky Sports that “I don’t know what the hell is going on but I feel really bad for him because he’s being made to look like an idiot and he’s absolutely not.
“He’s won everything he’s done. So I don’t know what’s going on, but they need to sort it out for him.”
Verstappen went on to qualify in seventh place and hit back at the 2018 F2 champion.
“Well I think first of all George doesn’t know anything about the team,” he said.
“I think it’s better he just focuses on his car and his performance instead of speaking for someone else.”
On Red Bull’s lack of pace throughout the weekend so far in Hungary, Verstappen said: “We just don’t have a good balance throughout the corner, understeer/oversteer, lack of grip – not having a lot of top speed as well, so everything together just makes it slow.
“It’s definitely not looking great, I hope this is going to be our worst weekend and really hopefully learn a lot from this and try to of course rectify it a little bit for the upcoming races.”