Max Verstappen obtained demise threats after his dramatic crash with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone… because the Pink Bull and Mercedes rivals put together to do battle once more on the Hungarian Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen crashed out of the opening lap at Silverstone after the collision
- Christian Horner has revealed vile messages have been despatched to Verstappen afterwards
- Lewis Hamilton obtained racist abuse after their crash on the British Grand Prix
- Pink Bull worker was sacked for racist tweets in Might, not regarding Hamilton
Max Verstappen obtained demise threats within the wake of the collision with Lewis Hamilton that put him out of the British Grand Prix.
Because the struggle between Mercedes and Pink Bull continued within the construct as much as this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Pink Bull principal Christian Horner revealed vile messages have been despatched to his driver, as followers of each groups vented their anger.
Hamilton obtained racist abuse which Horner was fast to sentence – however Pink Bull fielded demise threats despatched to Verstappen.
Pink Bull principal Christian Horner (L) has revealed demise threats have been despatched to Max Verstappen after his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone
The collision with Hamilton put Verstappen out of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
‘They have been despatched to him and us on social media,’ Horner confirmed. ‘Actually vile. Hope he dies within the subsequent crash. Issues like that.
‘All types of abuse on-line shouldn’t be tolerated. Racial abuse unquestionably. As quickly as we noticed what occurred to Lewis, we issued a press release. There was an worker on our crew dismissed immediately for racism on social media, too.
‘Nevertheless it does not cease at racism. Max obtained demise threats. I do not assume he seems at it, I do not assume he is . However they have been there.’
The Pink Bull worker – at their base in the UK not with the crew right here – was sacked for racist tweets in Might that didn’t concern Hamilton, however it’s additional demonstration of the sensitivity because the rivalry between the groups intensifies.
Hamilton obtained racist abuse following his win, which Horner was fast to sentence
Horner added: ‘Mercedes are an enormous crew with huge assets and it is the primary time in years that they have been examined. You may see that, you may really feel that.
‘There’s been needle off the observe all by the season, an entire bunch of stuff that by no means involves the floor. We’re aggressive groups, based mostly inside 20 miles of one another, going face to face with the 2 greatest drivers on the earth.
‘They’ve by no means confronted stress like this. They’ve solely had inner fights inside their crew, Nico Rosberg versus Lewis, as a result of they’ve finished a improbable job.
‘They’d the remainder of the sphere lined. They have been two years forward of all people else, they usually smashed it. However now our stars are aligning.’
A Pink Bull worker was sacked for racist tweets in Might that didn’t concern Hamilton