Max Verstappen isn't happy with his season so far, going as far as labeling his 2017 campaign 'complete crap' after his early retirement from yesterday's Canadian Grand Prix.
A stellar start saw the Red Bull Racing driver jump from P5 to second by the time the field exited the first turn.
The Dutchman put his head down and attempted to stay with leader Lewis Hamilton, but a sudden battery failure shut down his RB13 on lap 10, terminating Verstappen's race.
"Suddenly all the power was gone," he told Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport.
"I wanted to go on the throttle and everything shut down, including my dash, so I couldn't even communicate [to the team] anymore," Verstappen added.
"That's very frustrating when you are in second. The start was great. I think it was the best start that they ever had at Red Bull, so that was good.
"But in the end you are still left empty-handed, so that sucks tremendously. I could have finished second. Or third, if things turned out a little bit less for me."
Frustrations have been building for the 19-year-old lately. An unfavourable pit strategy left him fifth in Monaco in a race where he felt a podium finish could have been achieved.
And yesterday, Verstappen felt he could have held off Valtteri Bottas's Mercedes.
"You are in second place, you know that the car isn't good enough for that position, but today you could have held on to that," he said.
"Considering how difficult it was to overtake, we would have been able to achieve this."
After seven races, the charging bull now moves on to Baku. Asked how he felt about his prospects, Verstappen offered a despondent reply.
"I don't care too much," he said.
"The whole season has already been crap, with everything."
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