Max Verstappen ends Sky Sports boycott: “We drew a line under it”

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Ahead of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Max Verstappen confirmed that Red Bull’s boycott of Sky Sports, caused by Ted Kravitz saying Lewis Hamilton was “robbed”, is over.

At the Mexican Grand Prix, Max Verstappen and Red Bull boycotted Sky Sports over Ted Kravitz saying that Lewis Hamilton was “robbed” at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“This year it’s been a constant, yeah, kind of like daily being disrespectful, especially one particular person, and it’s enough, I don’t accept it,” the Dutch driver said at the time.

“You can’t live in the past. You just have to move on. Social media is a very toxic place, and if you are constantly being like that live on TV, you make it only worse instead of trying to make it better.

“You keep disrespecting me, and at one point, I’m not tolerating it anymore. That’s why I decided to stop answering them,” he concluded.

Red Bull’s team boss Christian Horner also confirmed that Verstappen was “upset” by Kravitz’s comments.

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“I think an accusation of championships being robbed is something that we don’t feel is an impartial commentary,” the Briton said.

“That is, we don’t feel, in any way fair or balanced. Max was very upset about it, and as a team, we support him fully. We were equally upset about it.

“As a team, we took the decision this weekend, I took the decision that we’ll have a weekend off,” Horner concluded.

Well, when asked about the situation ahead of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Verstappen confirmed the boycott is now over.

“Yeah, we drew a line under it,” he said.

“So we just keep on going,” the Dutch driver concluded.

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