Verstappen slams ‘f***ing unacceptable’ Red Bull – fans say ‘stop complaining’
Max Verstappen's furious radio message to his Red Bull colleagues has been slammed by F1 fans on social media.
The Dutchman, a two-time world drivers' champion, made his displeasure public after facing several issues with his shifting across practise in the build-up to Sunday's race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
However, fans of the sport didn't take too kindly to the outburst given the 25-year-old has won 10 races in a row and is cruising towards a third consecutive championship – asking just why he felt the need to be rude to the team that has guided him there.
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Verstappen had said: "These upshifts, what the f***? I'm sorry but I cannot drive with these upshifts. What f***ing is this? Unacceptable."
One reply said: "You’ve had the fastest car all season. Stop complaining you’ve won the title."
A second agreed: "He’s won 10 in a row and saying his team is unacceptable smh."
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A third wrote: "He knows he's already won this competition why is he moaning about having a slower car."
A fourth joked: "Stop the race max isn't happy and might not win……… we can't have that!!!"
A later update from Verstappen to his team said: "Maybe a little bit smoother, but yeah miles off still.
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"It's just giving me wheelsman. It's not only upshifts, also downshifts."
In the third practise session Carlos Sainz Jr put in the quickest time with George Russell in second and Lando Norris the third fastest.
Verstappen's blistering start to the season has seen him gather 364 points with Perez in second with 219.
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