Perez took victory in Jeddah from pole place, warding off a spirited Verstappen who dropped from fifteenth to second after an influence challenge hampered his qualifying.
Jos Verstappen was not in a very vigorous temper when his son’s team-mate later celebrated his win with Purple Bull employees.
Jos has since informed Formula1.nl: “In fact all of us need to win. Nevertheless it was not deliberate right now. The margin was too small for that.
“(Perez) would not usually get that likelihood, I believe. He sees it too after which will get began.
Max and Perez had an surprising run-in on the finish of 2022, regardless of Purple Bull’s dominance within the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, highlighting the friction between the drivers.
Max Verstappen was on track for pole place till a driveshaft drawback stopped his race.
“It was now disappointing for us in qualifying,” stated his father.
“Sheer dangerous luck, I will not go into that. We all know what it’s. However in any other case, Max drives simply to this pole place. After which the race is a little bit simpler.
“As a result of we truly predicted: it is fairly troublesome to indicate up right here. It is a circuit with lengthy corners, it is arduous to inform the distinction there. We have to have tougher tracks and extra corners.”
Purple Bull gained in Bahrain through Verstappen, then in Saudi Arabia through Perez. Already, their domination appears insurmountable.
“It seems like we’ll be dominant,” Jos stated. “We have now an excellent automotive.
“In the event you noticed how simply they left now: a second quicker. Can the remainder be caught up this yr? I do not know. Nevertheless it’s not like we stand nonetheless, is it? We additionally include updates.”
Max sits above his teammate within the F1 standings, after one win apiece, after incomes the quickest lap bonus level in Jeddah.
It was one other supply of concern between the Purple Bull drivers – Perez hinted that he had not obtained the right data to say the bonus level himself.
“I simply knew he was going to do it,” Jos stated of his son’s quickest lap. “Good, is not it? At the very least this manner he stays the championship chief.”