THROWBACK: When Max Verstappen Took a Savage Jibe at Mercedes After Their Netflix Disaster

Published 10/01/2021, 7:59 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen poses with a tyre after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco


German GP 2019 is remembered as one of the craziest races in F1 history. It was by far the best race since the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix. The weekend started off with Mercedes celebrating their 125th anniversary and 200th GP in F1. Although Max Verstappen will remember this race as one of the best victories in his career.

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But when asked what would he like to see in the Netflix Drive To Survive season 2? he picked the German GP. But the reason might differ from what you think for his pick.

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Max Verstappen takes a dig at Mercedes’s German GP disaster

Netflix’s Drive To Survive has helped in the sport’s growth. It has brought in new fans and put the sport on a global map. The crew follows a team on any particular weekend and films them.

When asked which episode of the show he was most looking forward to, Max replied,” Hockenheim. Because I think they were following Mercedes closely right in Hockenheim. So I would like to see that episode.”

 

The German team had brought on a special livery to celebrate 125 years. They had gone retro in the race suits and the performance on the track also looked dominating. They started the race 1-2 and looked ominous, but all it started to go wrong after Leclerc’s crash.

Behind the safety car, Hamilton crashed into the last corner and damaged his front wing, and came into the pits. The pit stop was over a second and put him back in P5. Then he got a penalty for not following the instructions while entering the pit lane and then he spun. Bottas crashed while chasing Stroll for p3.

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“[The crash] was just a mistake,” added Wolff. “Many others made the mistake, Leclerc crashed, and many others crashed. Overall, it was for us a bad day, it was for the drivers a bad day. It simply could not go much worse.”

“It shows that you shouldn’t fool around with stuff, you should concentrate on the job,” he said. “We’re not superstitious, but we believe in karma. It’s a day to learn,” said Wolff.

Mercedes got just two points from the race and was the laughingstock of the paddock for that weekend.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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