Uncategorized

Verstappen: Social media platforms must do more to address F1 trolls – Motorsport.com

Red Bull and its principal strategy engineer Hannah Schmitz found itself in the firing line from some fans after last weekend’s Zandvoort race amid wild conspiracy theories surrounding Yuki Tsunoda’s retirement from the race.
The Japanese’s late race stoppage on track, and the way he returned to the pits and then went out on circuit again before finally stopping for good and bringing out a VSC, prompted claims that he had deliberately tried to help AlphaTauri’s sister team Red Bull.
The conspiracies, and especially the nature of some of the online abuse aimed at Schmitz, promoted AphaTauri to issue a strongly worded statement earlier this week.
“Such hateful behaviour cannot be tolerated, and to entertain accusations of foul play is unacceptable, untrue and completely disrespectful towards both Hannah and us,” it said.
Verstappen has echoed AlphaTauri’s stance and says it was ‘ridiculous’ how some fans had acted after the race.
“It’s not correct,” he said ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. “I’m happy they put that statement out, as we have done with other things as well to address things.
“But at the end of the day these things shouldn’t even happen in the first place. First of all, to think about these kind of things is already ridiculous. Why would you even think something like that is possible in this sport? And then that individuals get hated on. It is absolutely beyond me how anyone can do that.”
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03
Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool
Verstappen felt that the onus was on social media platforms to do more to get rid of individuals who acted inappropriately.
“That is the problem when you leave everything open on social media, everyone can say whatever they want,” he explained.
“I think hate needs to be addressed a lot more and better. These companies put a little bit of focus on it, but it’s still not enough.
“You can create other kind of accounts and just keep on going. Even if they block your IP address, people are smart enough to find another way. They definitely need to come up with a different solution for that.
“Social media is growing and in general it’s a great thing and a great tool to have, but some parts of it are quite negative.”
Verstappen said he had total faith in Schmitz, who as part of her scheduled rotation with head of race strategy Will Courtenay, will be absent from this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
Asked if he had spoken to her about the situation, Verstappen said: “Hannah is a strong person and she knows what she is doing. We don’t need to speak one-on-one for that.
“Hannah is not here this weekend but when I see her maybe we’ll mention it. But we shouldn’t give it too much attention either because these people don’t deserve it.”
Russell: “Unique” Monza resurfacing could impact Italian GP weekend
Horner: “Different DNA” key to end of Porsche/Red Bull F1 deal
Mercedes F1 trucks biofuel trial reduces CO2 emissions by 89%
Alpine: 100-race F1 plan not derailed by losses of Alonso and Piastri
The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1’s future fight
The seven factors powering Verstappen’s 2022 F1 domination
Verstappen: Important to enjoy current success amid F1 win streak
Verstappen: Boos at F1 Italian GP “won’t spoil my day”
Vettel was “never really close” to Red Bull F1 return after Ferrari exit
How RB18 diet helped Verstappen step it up in F1 2022
Why Perez’s new-era F1 promise has deteriorated into disappointment
Alfa Romeo CEO: “No hurry” to decide F1 future beyond 2023
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the company is in “no hurry” to make a call on its long-term future in Formula 1.
How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era
Stuart Codling charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership
Maintaining record of win in every F1 season has “zero importance” to Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says maintaining his record of winning a race in every Formula 1 season he has competed in has “zero importance to me.”
Interview: How F1’s helicopter footage was brought to a higher level
The ever increasing quality of Formula 1’s helicopter camera work has made it an indispensable part of the broadcast. We went behind the scenes to find out how F1’s spectacular aerial shots come together.
How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era
Stuart Codling charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership
The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared
Recent moves within the driver market have reminded Maurce Hamilton of a time when contracts weren’t worth the paper they weren’t written on…
The seven factors powering Verstappen’s 2022 F1 domination
After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen’s march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here’s a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver’s domination.
The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1’s future fight
The pecking order in 2022’s Formula 1 season may look pretty static as the season draws to a close, but the unique nature of the cost cap means that preparation for next season takes precedence. New developments are being pushed back to 2023, which could mask the technical development war ongoing…
The surprise biggest indicator of Ferrari’s 2022 F1 points downfall
Looking back to the early races of 2022 and Ferrari’s challenge to Red Bull and Max Verstappen was going better than many expected. But it has lost so much ground a surprise rival can even pip Charles Leclerc to runner-up in the standings if given the chance
The F1 podium-finisher that gave Jordan stability in a year of chaos
The Hart-powered Jordan 194 gave the team hope that the good times were just around the corner. Its 1994 steed wasn’t the start of a move up F1’s pecking order – even if the car did earn the Silverstone team a first pole position. But, as STUART CODLING explains, it did provide a platform for Jordan to become a manufacturer-supported squad.
BRM V16: How F1’s greatest sound has returned to the track
The first of three new BRM V16s is bringing the greatest-sounding engine to a new audience – and back to the race track – at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. Here is the story of the ambitious 1950 Formula 1 project’s resurrection for historic competition
The juggling act that makes up an F1 team principal’s weekend
Have you ever wondered what a Formula 1 team principal actually does at a grand prix? GP RACING followed Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack to open a window into the TP’s race weekend world…

source

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like