Last year’s incident at Interlagos
Last year in a similar situation at Interlagos, a civil war broke out in the Red Bull camp after Verstappen refused to let Perez by to score extra points.
Payback for Verstappen
It later emerged that it was seen by Verstappen as payback after Perez’s qualifying crash in Monaco several months earlier had stopped the Dutchman’s shot at pole.
Perez’s strong position
Perez is currently lying second 20 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton with three races to go in the Formula 1 season.