Max Verstappen booed by American fans on podium after victory

Max Verstappen was loudly booed on the rostrum after his victory on the US Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 2023 world champion began sixth on the grid however after ultimately passing chief Lando Norris midway by means of the race, Verstappen held off a late problem from 2021 nemesis Lewis Hamilton to assert his 50th Components 1 win.

Later, Hamilton and Charles Leclerc have been disqualified from the race.

But as Verstappen walked out onto the highest step of the rostrum, the Dutchman was booed by sections of the fanbase in Austin.

There have been additionally chants from spectators – who by this level had made their approach onto the primary straight as is customized post-race – throughout the Dutch nationwide anthem which adopted.

Verstappen has confronted jeering earlier than, most notably at Silverstone final yr, and was clearly not a fan favorite on the Circuit of the Americas, particularly in comparison with the likes of Hamilton and Norris.

Verstappen claimed his 15th win of the season however in contrast to many Sunday cruises this yr, he was made to work.

Max Verstappen was jeered by sections of the Austin crowd on Sunday (Getty Pictures)

The Purple Bull driver was additionally complaining of brake points all through the 56-lap race and never for the primary time this yr, he was concerned in quite a few frosty exchanges along with his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase.

Lambiase got here onto the workforce radio whereas Verstappen, at instances, was braking in corners – with the Dutchman unimpressed by the interventions.

Verstappen admitted after the race that Hamilton’s Mercedes workforce “might have gained at the moment in the event that they’d achieved a greater technique” however was nonetheless glad with the victory.

Austin was the primary in a triple-header, with the paddock heading on to Mexico Metropolis subsequent week.

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