Sat 03 September 2022
The Verstappen madness in Zandvoort knows no bounds. Hundreds of thousands of fans cheer on the Dutchman at his home race. During qualifying, one crossed the line by throwing a smoke flare onto the track.
The Verstappen army is back at the appointment. In Zandvoort, the stands are completely orange with hundreds of thousands of fans.
Only some in all euphoria do not know their limits. Qualifying had to be halted this afternoon after an attendant threw an orange smoke flare onto the track.
The person in question was reportedly immediately located and removed from the track.
Verstappen himself reacted to the incident after qualifying, which he won: “Just don’t do it, this is not good for anyone. That person is thrown out and can’t see anything anymore and it is dangerous for the drivers.”
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It is not the first riot around the Verstappen fans this season. On the morning of the race in Austria, F1 had to come out with a statement denouncing the “completely unacceptable behavior” of some supporters.
Several female visitors had complained about the behavior of some drunken Dutch attendees.
“Completely unacceptable,” Verstappen responded to the messages. “I’ve read shocking things and that’s not okay. A normal person wouldn’t behave this way.”
Pigeons also claim a leading role
Another unusual hurdle in Zandvoort: the pigeons around the circuit. Several drivers signaled that the birds are a potential danger.
The official F1 Twitter account already renamed them “Braest (or craziest) pigeons in the world!”.