Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a hard-fought battle to win the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Dutchman started the race 4th in the grid behind the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The Dutchman crosses the line half a second ahead of Leclerc in a nail-biting finish to open up his 2022 account in style.
Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc exhibited wonderful wheel-to-wheel racing towards the last 10 laps of the race. In the 47th Lap, Verstappen made a lunge on Leclerc in the second DRS zone and the Monegasque was unable to make a quick counter as his tyres had significantly lost grip after defending Verstappen for the previous 45 laps.
But the reigning World Champion has been receiving a lot of heat online for his complaining while chasing down Leclerc’s Ferrari. Fans have tagged Red Bull and Max’s Twitter account and accused him of being a “spoilt child” for his comments throughout the race.
Was Max Verstappen’s complaining during the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP unsportsmanlike?
Charles Leclerc managed to hold back the charging Red Bull of Max Verstappen until the end of the race. And Verstappen was clearly frustrated after being blocked post every attempt. The Dutchman was whining on his radio throughout the race “that’s so unfair,” and even made a rant saying Leclerc’s battery lights weren’t working.
And fans replied on Twitter after one used tweeted, “Verstappen stop crying on the radio you spoilt child.” Another wrote,“‘That’s so unfair’ will be on Verstappen’s gravestone. Whine whine” Another added: “Has Max Verstappen always been such a whingey f***ing child? He’s becoming so unlikable.”
Although there was an equal amount of praise for the 2021 World Champion, fans have started to question his whining when races don’t go the way Max planned. Considering that Max’s 2021 crown was itself shrouded in controversy after a late overtake on Lewis Hamilton, the driver’s attitude has come in limelight frequently in recent years.