On the last weekend of the Portuguese Grand Prix, Max verstappen had a hard cross with Lance Stroll in which both pilots ended up abandoning the free practice session. However, the unfortunate note was if the Dutch pilot who called the Canadian ‘Mongol’ through the radio as a insult.
After this incident, an association against racism launched a very harsh letter against the statements of Max Verstappen. In this post, the pilot of Red bull make a public apology. That is why this Friday the guns were aimed at the figure of Verstappen, who had no qualms to answer.
At the pilots’ press conference prior to the Imola Grand Prix, Verstappen heeded the requests of the organization ‘Mongol Identity‘and responded to criticism. On the radio he had said, ‘Is this guy a bloody blind man? What the hell is wrong with him? Jesus Christ. He’s a retard, a Mongol. I have a car damage ».
Verstappen accepted that the words I use in Portugal were not correct. “I mean, in the first place, I never meant to offend anyone,” he began. I also add that: «It happened in the heat of the moment and these things can happen when you are driving at such speeds. Of course he was cursing Lance, but I saw him later and that’s what pilots do too.
Finally, the young pilot never formally apologized, but accepted that he was wrong. I never wanted to hurt anyone in particular. So I think it doesn’t need to make it bigger than it already is. I also know that it was not correct, but I cannot change it. Of course you learn from it, “he said.