Max Verstappen gives brilliantly cold response to being booed by fans
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Max Verstappen has responded to Formula One fans who booed him, after the Red Bull Racing driver won the Miami Grand Prix.
Just over a week ago, Verstappen came second to Sergio Perez at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, causing the first semblance of any questions about him easing to a third world drivers' championship in-a-row.
Perez's victory reduced his teammate's gap above him to just six points, something that the Dutchman clearly wasn't happy about, even calling for a review from his team.
On Sunday, the race in Miami proved that the world champion really had nothing to worry about, as he showed his absolute and utter dominance.
The former Toro Rosso driver had actually qualified ninth, thanks to a poor opening lap in the third session of quali on Saturday and Charles Leclerc red flag inducing incident.
However, it literally made not one jot of difference to the race, with Verstappen easily powering through most of the field to get in behind Perez, in another generally dull race.
The tactical decision to start with hard tyres, and switch to mediums later on, also helped the 25-year-old, who was only a second and a half behind his teammates after his pit stop, and was soon ahead of him.
Fans in Miami weren't too impressed though, booing the Red Bull number one as he overtook and went on his way to an impeccable drive, something he wasn't too fussed by.
"I think if I will be driving in the back nobody will be even doing anything in terms of reaction. Right?," Verstappen said in the post race press conference when asked about the boos.
"I think it’s normal when you’re winning and they don’t like who is winning.
"So this is something for me which is absolutely fine as long as I stand on the top, that’s for me the most important. I take the trophy home and they go back to their houses and they can have a nice evening."
Red Bull's pace, specifically that shown by Verstappen, in the DRS zones in particular would have scared any of their rivals hoping to join the title race.
In reality, it already looks like it'll be between the two Red Bulls, and even then most expect that the team will favour the defending champion, if it got down to needing team orders.
Next up at least is the Monaco GP, with Perez having a very good record on street races, even winning in the principality last year.
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