Max Verstappen Given a Big “F*ck Yourself” By Red Bull F1 Fan

Shreya Sanjeev
|Published March 15, 2023

If Max Verstappen was considered the villain of F1 before, the events of the infamous Brazilian GP didn’t help his image. Now painted as the antagonist against Sergio Perez, the Red Bull champion has recently been under fire once again.

Jary Franco is a Mexican musician breaking the charts with his latest single ‘De 0 a 100 Checo Perez’- a song displaying his loyalty to the Red Bull driver. Clearly a Perez fan, the artist has a resounding message for Verstappen.

Max Verstappen faces fire over Sergio Perez partnership

Franco remains a Red Bull fan despite his resentment for the leading man- waving the flag only to support Checo. In conversation with Marca, he shared his unfiltered thoughts on Max Verstappen. “This guy [Verstappen] doesn’t know what camaraderie is.”

Explaining that the incidents of the Brazilian GP showed the world Verstappen’s true colors, he added, “I am one of those who after everything that happened came out with my heart and I no longer support [Verstappen].”

Further, if Franco ever were to encounter the Red Bull champion, he won’t mince his words. “I’d say go f*** yourself to Verstappen! I would tell him to keep it simple [stay grounded] because it must be very easy to lose your head at those levels of popularity, success, and money.”

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Verstappen’s brazen behavior in Brazil came as a surprise to all, including his fans. It would be tough to support the blatant disregard of loyalty to the man who assisted him to the top.

Perez called to defeat Verstappen

The number 1 Perez fan makes one demand of his favorite: “put all the attitude into it to take first place and to wipe the floor with Verstappen.” A rather aggressive call to action, however, with the Red Bull car designed to cater to the needs of both drivers, is it possible?

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Helmut Marko believes so. Perez’s relentless attitude against a force like Verstappen has impressed Red Bull. “The goal is that we want to win first and second place in the World Championship. We don’t stipulate that that’s Max.

With Red Bull promising an equal shot at taking the crown, the ball is in Perez’s court. However, how much is guaranteed to the Mexican when the past has shown him otherwise?

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Shreya Sanjeev

Shreya Sanjeev

Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 journalist at the SportsRush. Two years in the field and an ever-growing love for the sport drive her dream to walk around the paddock one day with a mic in hand. A Red Bull fan through and through, her “favorite driver” spot was once held by notable alumni Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and now, the Dutch Lion himself, Max Verstappen. Apart from F1, she muses in the NBA and cheers on for Steph Curry and his Warriors, while also jumping on the NFL bandwagon.

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