“There’s all sorts of speculation and the team saying, ‘He needs to get used to Japan, he needs to get used to the tracks there’, but at the end of the day it’s a track and a race car, you know?” the 20-year-old told Motorsport.com.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s in Japan or on the moon.
“I didn’t feel like the team had a lot of confidence in me, let’s say that. But there we go. It is a bit strange for a team not to have confidence in a driver that Red Bull put in an F1 car.
“But it’s all done - I’ve learned a lot from it. People are going to ask, ‘Am I still sour about being dropped?’ And yeah, of course I am, but I’m in a very good position now.”
In 2015, Ticktum received a two-year ban from all motorsport competition after purposefully overtaking during a safety car period so he could crash into rival, Ricky Collard.
ticktum is not a nice bit of work ! he annoyed red bull with nasty comments when they dropped him for under performance, and as mentioned in the article, he was actually banned for improper behaviour. he should just shut up !
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