The reigning world champion would eventually go on to take victory in Barcelona - ironically, a separate team radio instruction ordered Sergio Perez, who was leading, to allow teammate Verstappen to pass.

But, earlier in a race that saw Lewis Hamilton suffer a first-lap puncture then Charles Leclerc retire, Verstappen fumed…

Team radio: Max, info: the DRS flap did not open after the last lap. Keep trying.

Team radio: OK Max, just so you are aware, DRS did work…

Team radio: DRS did not work…

Max Verstappen: Where is the f****** DRS!

Max Verstappen: You can’t even make a f***** DRS!

Team radio: Max, try pressing the DRS after your kerbing…

Team radio: Max, I think you may have closed it last time…

Max Verstappen: Because I’m pressing it 50 f****** times before it opens!

Team radio: Just try one button press after the kerb…

Verstappen won F1 Spanish GP ahead of Perez

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said to Sky: "[Verstappen] was venting his frustration. There was road rage, at that point, which is understandable.

"He must have hit the button 50 times on one straight.

"It’s something we need to get on top of."