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GP Austria - Max Verstappen slams F1 fans: 'You have to respect the opponent'

GP Austria – Max Verstappen slams F1 fans: ‘You have to respect the opponent’

The Red Bull driver would like the spectators to show more respect to the pilots. “They always boo the opponent,” Verstappen was upset in an interview with ‘Sport1’ Before the race weekend at Spielberg.

He criticized: “In the Netherlands they whistle against Louis, and in England against me.”

The first-class world champion said it was “a shame because we often get into very difficult and high-quality sports fights”.

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At Silverstone last weekend Verstappen still swallowed his frustration at the boos: “If you want to mock me, you have to. It doesn’t change anything for me.”

However, the 24-year-old now wants more equity, as it is known in other sports. “I’m a PSV fan, but when I watch a great football match, I enjoy it, whether my team wins or loses,” Verstappen said.

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“It would be great if the behavior of the fans in our sport was the same. And that despite all the rivalries, the opponents were also treated with respect,” Verstappen student in an interview with “Sport1”.
At the race in Austria, the orange-clad fans – unlike the last race at the weekend – are clearly the majority. When Lewis Hamilton crashes his car in qualifyingBig cheers erupted in the stands.
Perhaps Verstappen’s comments will actually pay off in the sprint race on Saturday (4:30 p.m live tape) at least contributes to achieving equity. There the champion starts from first place and is once again the man to beat in the Red Bull Arena.
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