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New footage shows Sergio Perez high five with Jos Verstappen

Ryan Sidle

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New footage shows Sergio Perez high five with Jos Verstappen

Jos Verstappen did celebrate with Sergio Perez after the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, new footage shows, although it's not a complete turnaround of events.

Last weekend, Perez earned his fifth career victory, as he beat Red Bull Racing teammate Max Verstappen to the chequered flag in the Middle East.

There was tension in the team as the drivers' world champion claimed he wasn't racing to finish second and stole the fastest lap from Perez on the final lap of the race, denying the Mexican top spot in the championship after just two races.

Fans were left feeling there is tension between the two Red Bull stars, and it's certainly not the first time, after their falling out during last year's Brazilian GP.

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One of the main bits of contention following the race wasn't even between the two drivers, and rather Max's dad, former F1 driver Jos, and Perez.

Fans noticed that the Dutchman didn't appear to be celebrating with the former McLaren driver, despite standing next to the rest of the team.

It led to huge criticism of the older Verstappen, with some claims suggesting it was proof that things in the team are getting a bit toxic.

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However, a new angle of the incident has spotted that a high five was shared between the 33-year-old driver and his teammate's father.

Even that isn't as clear cut as fans of Red Bull might have hoped, with plenty of people pointing out that it was Perez was initiated the celebration.

It appears that the driver holds his hand out to Jos as he sees them, once he's celebrated with his team, with the elder Verstappen taking a second to think before reaching out to take part in the greeting.

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Meanwhile, the family and team of the world champion have other issues to concentrate on following the result at the weekend.

As well as his unhappiness following the race result, the former Torro Rosso driver was accused of leaving early after qualifying, when he was eliminated in the second session due to a mechanical failure.

Sky Sports pundit, and former world champion, Nico Rosberg was not impressed, saying, "I think that’s not a good approach, not a good mentality this early in the season.

"And when the team has done such a brilliant job with that car, and is working so hard and everything, he could be a little bit more gracious maybe, I would say."

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According to Planet F1, that has angered Verstappen, and his team, and they have previously boycotted speaking to Sky, so it might not be beyond them to stop talking to the broadcaster again.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Formula 1, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing

Ryan Sidle
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