‘Let’s Give This Thing Another Try’ – Max Verstappen’s Girlfriend Kelly Piquet Returns to Twitter as Fans Suggest Otherwise

Published 10/20/2021, 2:28 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race with girlfriend Kelly Piquet Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier


Twitter is certainly the hub for Formula 1 fans from around the globe. And of course, one could notice the immense activity that spurts as the sport flags off a race weekend. However, such an F1-friendly social media hadn’t treated Kelly Piquet, girlfriend of Max Verstappen, well.

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Kelly, daughter of legendary F1 driver, Nelson Piquet, initially gave up on Twitter and opted to stay away from it through 2020 and most of 2021. Why you might ask?

Well, toxicity! The Brazilian model had gone through quite a lot of cyber harassment on Twitter, which ultimately forced her to temporarily delete her account. Interestingly, Kelly is ready to offer her Twitter journey another shot.

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On October 19, Kelly tweeted for the first time since the end of December 2019. She wrote, “Let’s give this thing another try…

Is Max Verstappen the reason behind such hate?

We’re not to judge, but there were quite a few responses that were related to Verstappen. They could well be personal attacks due to their hate for the Dutch driver, but we’re not going there. Apart from such distasteful comments, there were comments related to Verstappen‘s ongoing rivalry with the 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton crash out of the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Rivalries can usually be quite draining for the drivers. But, the fact that one of such driver’s girlfriend is facing the effects is indeed a worrying concern.

Nevertheless, amidst such hate for the Brazilian, there were quite a few followers who chose to keep it clean and rather welcomed her back to Twitter.

F1 fans show concerns over Kelly’s return

Kelly has officially made her comeback to Twitter. However, many fans reckoned that Twitter is as toxic as ever, and suggested the Brazilian leave social media yet again. Here, we’ve hand-picked some of such Twitter replies for your viewing. Here, take a look at them.

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Overall, things have hardly changed since Kelly’s exit from Twitter. Hence, despite returning to it after almost 2 years, the toxicity has hardly gone down, which is quite evident in her latest tweet.

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So, how long do you think will Kelly last in her new Twitter stint? Will the increasing hatred yet again push her to the brink of yet another social media collapse?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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