(Motorsport-Total.com) – Max Verstappen apologized for the use of discriminatory language immediately after his training crash with Lance Stroll at the Mountainous Prix of Portugal in Portimao: “Something like that happens to him Heat of the moment. I didn’t mean these words like that “, the Red Bull pilot is quoted by the Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ .
Verstappen had on the pit radio after the collision with Stroll raved: “Is this damn guy blind? Used to be the hell wrong with that? Jesus! Used to be for a disabled idiot . My car is damaged. Used to be for a Mongo [“mongol”], I swear it to you! “
Of course, it was broadcast on the international TV market, even if it was partially overlooked – and it took care in the social networks for heated discussions, especially because Verstappen did not think it necessary to apologize in the first TV interviews after the training session. “Not my diagram back,” he dismissed a corresponding question.
Now he shows himself to be understanding: “I was a bit angry and disappointed at the time,” says the 23 – year olds. “Nowadays we live in a world in which everything is a bit overly sensitive. But shortly after the incident, I talked to Lance again in a very customary way. Nothing got stuck. “
Verstappen’s reaction to the fracture battle is also one of the central topics in the current edition of the Formula 1 podcast ‘Starting Grid ‘with Kevin Scheuren and Christian Nimmervoll ( “Formula 1 inside with Christian Nimmervoll” follow on Fb! ). Conclusion: Even if the choice of words was discriminatory and indisputable – you have to consider the context before convicting the driver.