While many Formula One enthusiasts and casual fans were at a loss over Max Verstappen’s brutal qualifying crash on Sunday, he was actually quick to offer his thoughts on Twitter. Verstappen, who has been in racing since the age of 12, fired a few tweets against his critics and offered some insightful analysis of his fiery crash. It was also the first time that he sent out a tweet specifically aimed at fellow Dutchman Mark Webber, who sat in the first row alongside Verstappen after qualifying.
Having grown up in the same house, sim scores the same
now we don’t go to karts anymore
I just am mad but it was fun! pic.twitter.com/C0N9IRkd8F — Max Verstappen (@MaxVerstappen) October 28, 2018
I do not need to share the same goals
I’m happy doing what I am doing
can you guess who I am compared to — Max Verstappen (@MaxVerstappen) October 28, 2018
I have no idea what @markwebber is doing
As a friend I am happy for what he has done with his career
We met over 20 years ago, thats all.
Thanks for being a friend 🙂 — Max Verstappen (@MaxVerstappen) October 28, 2018
Is Verstappen lashing out at his fellow F1 driver Mark Webber or was he referring to that entire classic exchange between the two in 2014 during the Spanish Grand Prix? Webber was charging towards the checkered flag in the closing laps of the race but couldn’t quite follow Verstappen across the finishing line when the crash happened. As we watched, Verstappen bumped into Webber on the wing and spun his Red Bull out of control and started to cross the track before Webber put his car into the barriers.
It was the first time that the two raced against each other in qualifying and history will be made again as Verstappen approaches the famed area in Turn 2 at Sunday’s season finale. It’s clear that Verstappen has had some mixed emotions throughout this long, trying Formula One season as he finished in last place in the world championship. He’s not going to lose that spark anytime soon as he unloads in the closing stages of the championship.