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Martin Brundle slams Max Verstappen over Red Bull star’s Sky Sports boycott as F1 paddock row rumbles on

MARTIN BRUNDLE has slammed Max Verstappen over the Red Bull star’s Sky Sports boycott.

Verstappen stormed to his second straight F1 title at the Japanese Grand Prix last month – the youngest driver in history to do so.

Martin Brundle has waded into Max Verstappen’s row with Sky Sports
The F1 champ is refusing to talk to Sky cameras

He continued breaking records at the weekend when he won the Mexican GP for his 14th victory of the season.

That’s put him above legends Michael Schumacher and Seb Vettel for most wins in a year.

But Verstappen’s celebrations have also been overshadowed by a paddock row with Sky Sports.

The Dutch ace is refusing to appear on their cameras after reporter Ted Kravitz implied he “robbed” Lewis Hamilton of last year’s title.

But Sky Sports’ main man Brundle has now waded into the row with a staunch defence of Kravitz.

He tweeted: “For the avoidance of doubt my friend and colleague for the past 26 years Ted Kravitz has my full support.

“Face to face dialogue is the only way to sort out issues and disputes in the relentless crucible of the F1 paddock.

“We all have opinions and different jobs to do, that’s life.”


Brundle’s comment comes after Verstappen posted his own message online.

It read: “At the moment, social media is a very toxic place. 

“And if you are constantly being like that, live on TV, you make it only worse instead of trying to make it better in the world.

“You keep being… You keep disrespecting me, and one point I’m not tolerating it any more, so that’s why I decided to stop answering.”

Meanwhile, the tale took a twist when Hamilton appeared to DEFEND Verstappen’s actions yesterday.

The Brit said: “Yeah, I think social media is getting more and more toxic as the years go on.

“I think we should probably get off it, ultimately. So many people… mental health is such a prominent thing right now.

“I know so many people reading their comments and the stuff that people say and it is hurtful.

“Fortunately, I don’t read that stuff but the media platforms definitely need to do more to protect people, particularly young kids and women.

“But at the moment, they’re not doing that so I think it will just continue.”

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