Stories within the media have emerged claiming that double Method 1 Champion Max Verstappen has refused to be interviewed by broadcaster Sky Sports activities in Mexico.
A report by Dutch publication De Telegraaf claimed that Verstappen was sad with feedback made by Sky Sport F1’s Ted Kravitz the reporter mentioned on the 2022 United States Grand Prix.
It appears that evidently Kravitz mentioned that Verstappen has “robbed” Lewis Hamilton of the race win in Abu Dhabi’s 2021 F1 season finale.
As a reminder, Verstappen overtook Hamilton on the ultimate lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix following a Security Automobile interval that was controversially administered by former Race Director Michael Masi, for which the Australian was sacked following an FIA investigation.
This matter has been dividing opinions ever since and this appears that Kravitz’s feedback have sparked one other wave of controversy, with the F1 paddock nonetheless attempting to maneuver on from Purple Bull’s 2021 price cap breach.
For reference, Kravtiz’s feedback that reportedly upset the Purple Bull ace got here within the former’s function “Ted’s Pocket book” after the race in Austin the place the reporter commented on the showdown between Hamilton and the Verstappen in direction of the top of the race.
Kravtiz mentioned: “[Hamilton] doesn’t win a race all 12 months, after which lastly comes again at a monitor the place he may win the primary race all 12 months, battling the identical man who gained the race he was robbed within the earlier 12 months, and manages to complete forward of him.
“What a script and a narrative that may have been. However that’s not the best way the script turned out immediately, was it?
“As a result of the man that beat him after being robbed really overtook him, as a result of he’s obtained a faster automobile, due to engineering and Method One and design, and just about due to [Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s lead car designer] over there,” Kravitz added.
There was no official assertion from Verstappen or Purple Bull on the matter.