Revealed: Max Verstappen’s Savage Response to Marko After Being Warned by Red Bull F1 in Abu Dhabi

Published 12/21/2021, 8:20 AM EST
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in third position Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace


Now that the major storm concerning the incidents in Abu Dhabi seems to have settled (or has it?), some details are emerging of what was truly one of the most dramatic endings to one of the most dramatic races to one of the most dramatic seasons. A season in which Red Bull driver Max Verstappen came out on top, but with some moments that raised a few eyebrows.

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And to be clear here, the moments aren’t the ones involving things that happened to him, but rather the ones that happened because of his actions. One of which was something the Dutchman didn’t let go of until the very end. And that being him weaving on the straights, which is considered as ‘dangerous driving’.

Helmut Marko recently revealed that Verstappen was informed by his race engineer to not weave as a defense in the last lap. And the driver’s response can be simply termed as brutally sarcastic.

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Verstappen said, “I was just warming my tyres,” in response to being asked to not do the weaving.

Max Verstappen and his sarcastic responses

In the Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen was informed on the radio that he had received a Black and White Flag for weaving on the straight.

“Yeah, perfect, say hi,” Verstappen responded.

During the same eventful weekend, Verstappen was handed a €50,000 fine for illegally touching the rear wing of Hamilton’s car after qualifying.

In response to his fine, the Red Bull driver said, “I hope good expensive wine, that would be nice. They can invite me for dinner as well. I’ll pay for that dinner too.”

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Of course, his responses are funny and full of wit. But as his career will progress, and he becomes more and more of a role model, driver others look up to, he will begin to understand just why drivers like Lewis Hamilton, or in the past, Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna, kept their thoughts to themselves.

It wasn’t that they weren’t funny, but with great stature comes greater scrutiny.

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And Max Verstappen is already on his way to building a great stature as an F1 legend in the future.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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