He has raced in the F2 series the last two seasons and now sits 10th in F2 standings after eight races this year, including a third-place finish at Baku, Azerbaijan.
Less than six months after being hailed as the most promising young driver around, the pattern has raised concerns over how a lack of discipline could stifle Verstappen's enormous potential.
The weather is also often an issue at the Canadian Grand Prix.
"I get really exhausted of all the questions".
Sauber's Marcus Ericsson also didn't make it out of Q1, he glanced the wall in Turn 9 and was lucky to not break something on the vehicle, as he continued on he almost collided with a Red Bull, narrowly avoiding contact.
Daniel Ricciardo - who is eight years older than Verstappen - can see why the constant negative commentary is starting to irritate his colleague.
"A little bit obviously frustrating not to get many laps, but the problem doesn't seem dramatic". This season you have seen a lot of surprise results as well, so a lot of things can happen, but is it going to be enough to win the title?
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Vettel, who is 14 points behind Hamilton in the championship and has a great chance to make up a serious amount of ground, said: "Yesterday we were a bit in trouble and I just couldn't get the rhythm, but today it switched on and what a day".
"I was a lot happier with the vehicle today and I think we can carry that into the race", he said. I wouldn't hide anything from him.
He added: "I don't listen to it anyway".
"I think they'll be at this stage hard to beat, but I think we can still improve the auto a lot, do more laps, learn a bit more and I think we'll be okay".
"Even after Monaco we spoke quite a bit after the race, even Monday we spoke a little bit. I quickly saw that it was going to be hard to take pole position but you always do your best and try to get the best out of the auto". "There will be times where it's going to be frustrating, but at the end of the day it's in his control".
Mercedes asked for so few hyper-softs because they believe it will be a poor race tyre but Red Bull proved at the last race in Monaco that they can run it longer and more competitively than other teams and Verstappen is confident he can challenge the Ferraris and Mercedes in the race.