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“Who are you really thinking of burning?” – F1 Twitter reacts to Max Verstappen fan setting fire to Mercedes cap

Samriddhi Jaiswal
|Mon Jul 11 2022


F1 Twitter condemns the Max Verstappen fan who took his way of supporting his favourite driver too far by burning a Mercedes cap.

Several reports of harassment and abuse among the fans came up during the Austrian GP weekend. Some claims included abhorrent incidents of homophobic, abusive comments and racial slurs being spewed among the fans.

Many female fans who were supporting teams other than Red Bull were harassed during the weekend. Following the reports, FIA issued a statement condemning the behaviour of the fans.

Lewis Hamilton also posted on his Instagram to speak against the unacceptable behaviour. Meanwhile, race fans reported that Hamilton and Mercedes had called one of the fans who got harassed by other supporters in the stands.

Throughout the weekend, the Red Bull Ring was covered with the Orange Army who had come out to support their favourite driver – Max Verstappen. And a lot of these complaints and accusations fell against the Verstappen fans.

Also Read: Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton fined about $10,000 each by FIA

F1 Twitter reacts to Max Verstappen fans

In another incident, to show immense support for his favourite driver or loathing for the Silver Arrows, a Verstappen fan took it too far by burning a Mercedes cap.

However, the stunt backfired as the fan himself got burnt before quickly dropping the cap. As the video surfaced on the internet, F1 Twitter was appalled by such behaviour.

Also Read: Silver Arrows invited fan to their garage who was harassed in stands on Saturday


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