Formula 1

“There is no bad blood there” – Verstappen on relationship with F1 stewards

Verstappen’s father in law in trouble because of Hamilton
Written by Brigit Adongo

The last F1 season is thought to be one of the most competitive in the racing sport’s recent history. Controversial, exhilarating, nerve-wracking; it literally had everything that could keep people wanting to experience more.

And the majority, if not all, of these involved two now-famous F1 drivers, defending champion Lewis Hamilton and reigning champion Max Verstappen. Or perhaps, Mercedes and Red Bull.

In the fight towards his first championship, the 24-year old Dutchman committed various offences, including collisions and brake-checks, which saw him penalized, and could see him miss a race if he errs more in the first 16 races of the coming season.

Many would expect Verstappen’s relationship with law enforcement to be strained, especially in a season where the former champion will look to reclaim his championship in each race.

“…I had a good relationship with the stewards…There is no bad blood there,” the Red Bull leading driver told

While many insist that director Masi’s decision to restart on the last lap was a deliberate move that “snatched” Hamilton’s championship, Verstappen reasons that that’s not the case as it wasn’t a first.

“For me…it was completely normal…Maybe people don’t remember it, but it has happened before. They have done it before,” argued Max, citing a similar case in the Azerbaijan match.

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Brigit Adongo

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