Max Verstappen Wins Over F1 Twitter With ‘Fire’ Fashion Statement

Published 05/01/2022, 7:22 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 24, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Max Verstappen had a fantastic weekend in Imola, winning his second race this season. However, the reigning champion wasn’t only trending because of his race win, but also due to his unique footwear choice.

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The Red Bull driver recently got a lot of attention for winning in Imola, as he could defeat the 2022 championship leaders Charles Leclerc in the home race for the Ferrari F1 team. But Verstappen also caught the eyes of his fans because a photo where he was wearing Elmo flip-flops went viral. Elmo is a muppet character from the long-running children’s television show The Sesame Street.

It seems the 24-year-old world champion is a Sesame Street fan. Moreover, as soon as the photo of Max wearing Elmo slippers went viral. Fans showcased their take on Max’s unique choice of footwear.

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Max Verstappen against the F1 media interaction efficiency

In the 2022 season, F1 drivers have a pre-race press conference ahead of the Friday practice, followed by many independent interviews with different media outlets. The reigning champion Verstappen has showcased his reservation against the current manner of media interaction. Max reveals that all the individual media ask them the same question.

So, the Dutch driver shares he enjoys answering them at first, but after five-six times, it gets boring for him. Instead of answering the same question repeatedly to different media, Max asks for a collective media interaction that many other sports do. Max believes it will keep the media interactions exciting and efficient.

Verstappen said“In other sports, when they have a press conference, there are a lot of mics brought together, and instead of giving the broadcasters two questions each, they all have six, eight, ten questions in one go, and they can all broadcast it.”

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F1 Bahrain Pre-Season Testing – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen speaks to media during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“That’s way more efficient and nicer for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have 20 mics from all different companies. You get a lot more out of the drivers,” Max further continued.

Undoubtedly, it was a sound idea from the reigning F1 champion to improve the media interactions. It will also help the drivers to focus more on their driving, and their race weekend will be less tiring.

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But for now, Verstappen needs to focus on the upcoming Miami GP cause he’s still behind Leclerc in the driver standing. Do you expect Max Verstappen to win in the inaugural Miami GP?

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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