“Stupid A**Hole” Max Verstappen Pays a Hefty Price for On-Track Crimes Against Mexican Maestro Sergio Perez

Published 01/25/2023, 5:45 AM EST

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Every Formula 1 driver has the power to invoke various emotions in millions of people. It could be pure joy for some and absolute despair for others. Max Verstappen has repeatedly brought joy to his fanbase with his racing throughout the 2022 season. However, there were instances in the previous season which angered the fans. Especially the fanbase of Sergio Perez after the events of the Brazil GP. This scenario resulted in an unfortunate and brutal final social media post from a late Mexican comedian.

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We all know the incident that occurred in Brazil between the Red Bull pilots, which caused quite a bit of drama. The two-time world champion received plenty of criticism for the same from multiple F1 entities. However, the critiques weren’t limited to the F1 entities. Fans across the globe shared their anger toward the Dutchman. Now the late Mexican comedian was among those fans.

The beloved Mexican comedian who went by Polo Polo passed away on 23rd January. He was clearly a Perez fan and his last social media activity tells us as much. The late comedian took to Instagram to curse Verstappen for his actions in Brazil.

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He posted a photo of Checo and captioned the post, “@maxverstappen1 F**k you!!, you are where you are thanks to the team work and especially for what your team mate @schecoperez, has done for you, stupid a** hole! @maxverstappen1”

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Safe to assume, the late Mexican captured the sentiments of most Mexican fans. In a sad coincidence, this post became Polo Polo’s last words on Instagram.

However, now, the team is trying to dissipate some of the hatred Verstappen is receiving for the incident by assuming the blame.

Max Verstappen was not at fault for the Brazil GP incident says Red Bull boss

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The Red Bull boss Christian Horner recently, in an interview with Sky Sports, assumed the blame for the Brazil GP incident.

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He said, “I think it was something that, as we hadn’t envisaged it, we hadn’t discussed it before the race, and I think that was a mistake on our part, that we should have thought through or tried to think through every single scenario.”

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Similar to the photo op, this could be another attempt at PR whitewashing and keeping everyone happy. However, only the upcoming season will reveal how the mood is in the Red Bull paddock.

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.
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