‘Don’t Be a Drama Queen About Climate Change’ Verstappen Tells F1

Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen is seen on the pit during the first practice session of the Mexican Grand Prix, at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 25, 2019. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Could there be any profession less eco-friendly than Formula 1 motor-racing?

Dutch F1 driver Max Verstappen doesn’t think so. And now he is taking a stand against those of his competitors who have come over all green and squeamish about the ethical implications of motor sport.

According to France 24:

Verstappen said: “Yeah, I like fuel. Can I say that? I don’t like electric stuff. Well, I like my little electric moped at home, but not for an F1 car.

“I know the environment is very important, but F1 has been around for a long time as well and I don’t think we should over-react or be drama queen about it.”

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Mexico Grand Prix he added: “Just get on with it. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it….”

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