Jos Verstappen has poked fun at the Mercedes Formula 1 team following the dramatic conclusion to Sunday’s Dutch Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen, Jos’ son, took his second home race victory at Zandvoort as he overtook Lewis Hamilton late on following a Safety Car restart.
Verstappen pitted for fresh Soft tyres under the Safety Car, while Mercedes opted to leave Hamilton out on track on older Mediums.
Verstappen quickly moved ahead of the seven-time World Champion, and was in front by the time they reached the first corner following the restart.
The situation mirrored the season finale in Abu Dhabi last year, where Verstappen astonishingly overtook Hamilton on the final lap of the race following the end of a Safety Car period.
The incident, which was one of the most dramatic moments in the history of F1, caused major controversy in the months that followed.
Speaking to De Telegraaf, Verstappen Sr. has jeered at the Brackley-based squad following his son’s 30th career victory.
“It was super exciting, but Red Bull was back on top,” he said.
“And Max has tried all the tires and indicated which compound would work best. Mercedes also went well, they definitely had a chance to win. But luckily it turned out well for us.
“And you would think that Mercedes learned from last year’s race in Abu Dhabi, but apparently not!”
Mercedes is still awaiting its first race win of the 2022 season, having started the campaign on the back foot.