Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen were involved in an accident at the start of the Sahkir Grand Prix, in turn 4 the Monegasque blocked the front right, colliding with Perez and effectively forcing Verstappen to end up against the barriers, regarding the accident and what Max had commented with the press Leclerc wanted to clarify:
“Sometimes he makes stupid comments to the press. In the end, it’s just Max. I think we need personality in Formula 1 and that’s okay. “
While Verstappen replied: “I told him he hit Perez and I had nowhere to go. I didn’t want to take any risks because I didn’t want to end up in a Mercedes sandwich. I don’t care what he says. If he doesn’t want to know what I say, just don’t read my comments “.