Verstappen isn’t exactly a sharing guy. It would have been no skin off his back to give the position back.I really wish this was still the last race of the season, it's always so good.
To clarify the team asked Max 3 times to give up the place after he couldn't pass Alonso and considering how tight the 2nd place race is he showed a little bit of his character not giving up 1 position to the guy who helped him win the championship last year. Even staunch Max fans thought it was a bad look.
The old adage of what goes around,
comes around may bite him in the future.