Verstappen blames media for fuelling ‘disgusting’ abuse towards his family

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  • World champion says reporting of team order row unfair
  • Driver did not give reasons for refusing to let Pérez pass

Max Verstappen has launched a vehement attack on his treatment by the media and on social platforms after the controversy of his refusal to follow team orders in Brazil. The world champion blamed the media for fuelling what he described as “unacceptable” and “disgusting” abuse towards him and his family on social channels since the race at Interlagos.

Speaking before this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula One’s season finale, Verstappen said the media had not understood what had transpired in Brazil yet he declined to give any detail of what had happened between himself, his teammate Sergio Pérez and his Red Bull team.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/17/max-verstappen-blames-media-for-fuelling-disgusting-abuse-towards-his-family-f1 under the title “Verstappen blames media for fuelling ‘disgusting’ abuse towards his family”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.