One of Max Verstappen’s radio messages last weekend stirred serious storms in Mongolian communities. The Dutchman Red Bull clashed with Lance Stroll Racing Point in the second free practice of the Portuguese Grand Prix and angrily “knocked out” his Canadians that silly disabled.
Although Verstappen was not in a hurry, he apologized in a few words to those he had offended with his words.
However, Mongolia’s Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren, who sent several letters to Red Bull’s management, was dissatisfied with all this. Message was received by, among others, Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of the energy drink manufacturer, and Tobias Moers, CEO of the naming sponsor Aston Martin. The politician notes in the letter that he thought the International Automobile Federation (FIA) would take action on Verstappen’s message and said the sport’s program called We Race As One is just a sham campaign, with no results from the Formula 1 initiative.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner defended Verstappen. “Max didn’t want to hurt anyone. His statements were made in the heat of the moment when emotions raged in him, ”he said.