Jos Verstappen offers proof that Mercedes is using illegal means to enhance Hamilton’s car

Jos Verstappen is suspicious about Lewis Hamilton’s car, saying that the speed is basically night and day.

After getting tired of being a step behind Red Bull for some races, Hamilton took a new engine in Brazil. It was as if they had strapped a rocket engine to the car, as it was faster than every other one on the grid.

Red Bull had no answer to it, and the seven-time world champion stormed to a commanding victory from P10. It was one of the most jaw-dropping feats in the history of the sport, but a shady one for Max Verstappen’s father.

Jos Verstappen was left suspicious about Hamilton’s car, and said that he would not like his son to lose to unfair means.

“That is not wear and tear, as Mercedes claims. I don’t believe that,” Jos Verstappen told De Telegraaf, as quoted by

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“I am very curious (about) what they are doing at Mercedes. Such an enormous difference in speed from one race to another. I have never experienced that in my life.

“I really think that the FIA should look into this, just like the rear wing. A steering wheel is there to make a turn to the left or to the right. Why should a steering wheel move from front to back?”

Proof of wrongdoing

Jos remained firm with his accusations, and said that Mercedes must be bending the rules if they can put a major gap between themselves and the rest of the field.

“(They) are doing something that is not allowed,” he continued.

“You can see from the footage that something is wrong. In Brazil, Hamilton gets something pressed into his hands by his trainer and then he walks back to his car and dives into the cockpit. All in all, it is just weird. Max did not stand a chance.

“It seems to me very strongly that they are doing something that is not allowed. I’m quite happy to lose, but it has to be done in a fair way.

“Of course, I fear Mercedes. Max sees it too, but he says, ‘The only thing I can do is drive as hard as possible’,” he concluded.

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