Verstappen: Brazil 2018 Ocon crash was karma for Jos!
Max Verstappen is able to see the funny side of his Brazilian Grand Prix nightmare from 2018, saying that losing a race win at Interlagos may have been down to the influence of karma.
Verstappen was set to win in Brazil 12 months ago, only for a back-marking Esteban Ocon to try and unlap himself after emerging from the pits on fresh tyres.
The pair collided at Turn 2, pitching each other into a spin, with Verstappen uttering, "What an idiot!" as Lewis Hamilton skirted around the danger to take the lead and ultimately the race win.
After coming home second behind the Mercedes, a furious Verstappen sought out Ocon in the weighing room and shoved him after not getting an apology he was seeking, later calling the Frenchman a "pussy" in the post-race press conference.
A year on, and back at Interlagos, Verstappen pointed out that his father Jos had been involved in a similar incident at the same track in 2001 – then crashing into Juan Pablo Montoya as the Colombian led the race.
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