Max Verstappen has admitted that he and his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase 'get on so well', despite 'tough moments' between the pair.
The Dutchman has been known to be quite vocal over the radio, particularly towards Lambiase, during his time at Red Bull.
At the Belgian Grand Prix earlier this year, Lambiase told Verstappen to 'use your head a bit more' after the world champion had disobeyed orders to manage his tyres, instead opting to set blistering lap times when out in front.
During the unique warm-up session ahead of sprint qualifying at the Qatar GP, the pair shared an expletive-laden exchange as Lambiase told the 26-year-old 'there was more learning' to be done after Verstappen had aborted his lap early.
"I think a race engineer really needs to understand you and it’s very rare to have such a strong connection I think with an engineer.
"We hit the ground running quite in a crazy way, winning our first race together.
“You have your tough moments as well, because I’m a strong character, he’s a strong character, but that’s what I like because I will say to him when it’s bad and I will say to him when it’s good and he says that to me as well. That’s why I think we get on so well.
"That’s why sometimes we get quite vocal on the radio and then people sometimes think that we don’t like each other but we actually have a lot of respect for each other and we always want the best in every single situation."
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