Max Verstappen responds to British fans booing him: “I don’t care”

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After being booed by the fans at Silverstone, Max Verstappen says “if it had been the other way around, you’d get a hundred of questions about it”.

There’s no doubt that the British fans are not big fans of Max Verstappen, as every time the Dutch driver made an appearance at Silverstone, a large chorus of boos could be heard.

There’s also no doubt that a large part of this behaviour is a reaction to the unjust way in which Lewis Hamilton lost the 2021 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

After the British Grand Prix Qualifying, Verstappen was asked to give his thoughts on the crowd’s reaction.

“It’s pretty new that this is happening,” the Dutch driver said.

“It doesn’t matter much to me. The only pity about it was that I couldn’t understand the interviewer very well.

“Other than that, I’m concentrating on what I have to do which is to go fast on the track.”

Verstappen went on to say that the media would make a bigger issue out of this if it had happened to Hamilton.


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“I don’t care if I get booed. It is what it is. Lewis was not booed that bad in Zandvoort last year. In Zandvoort and Hungary it happened, and then it was a big drama.

“It’s the same with the British press. If it had been the other way around, you’d get a hundred of questions about it. Now it’s one question and they act like it’s all very normal

“The difference is that it doesn’t bother me, or at least I don’t ask for adjustments to be made. If they don’t like me, that’s their problem.

He then said he hopes the Dutch fans will not react the same way to Lewis at this year’s Dutch Grand Prix.

“I hope that Zandvoort will not react this way. It does not bother me at all, so it is not necessary for me either. It does not necessarily give me extra strength.

“I hope on Sunday that I get 26 points, that’s the most important thing for me, then we’ll continue,” Verstappen concluded.

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