Red Bull’s Max Verstappen escapes punishment for yelling insults over the radio about Lance Stroll

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Max Verstappen will escape punishment for his expletive-laden outburst about Lance Stroll


Red Bull’s Max Verstappen escapes punishment for yelling ‘is this f****** guy blind’ over the radio in rant at Racing Point’s Lance Stroll after they collided during Portuguese Grand Prix practice

  • Max Verstappen will escape punishment for yelling crude insults at Lance Stroll
  • The Dutch driver was angry after the pair collided during practice this weekend
  • The stewards did not apportion blame, and the FIA decided not to take action

Max Verstappen will escape punishment for yelling crude insults at Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.

The Dutch driver was angry after the pair collided during practice, screaming over the radio: ‘Is this f****** guy blind. What the f*** is wrong with him? Jesus Christ. I have damage. What a mongol, I swear.’

He also called Stroll a ‘retard’.

Max Verstappen will escape punishment for his expletive-laden outburst about Lance Stroll

Verstappen (right) and Stroll crash as they meet at the apex of turn one during practice

Verstappen (right) and Stroll crash as they meet at the apex of turn one during practice

The stewards did not apportion blame for the incident, and the FIA decided not to take action over the outburst.

Verstappen later said he ‘didn’t mean anything bad’. 

His Red Bull team principal Christian Horner added: ‘We discussed this with Max internally. The comments were made in the heat of the moment when emotions were running high.’

Stroll was the target of Verstappen's rant after the Dutch driver blamed him for their collision

Stroll was the target of Verstappen’s rant after the Dutch driver blamed him for their collision

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