After winning the US GP, Max Verstappen was booed by the audience during the podium ceremony, but it is speculated that the boos were not only directed at him but also at Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who presented the winner’s trophy.
‣ Boos were heard from the audience during the podium ceremony at the US GP weekend.
‣ The boos were possibly not only directed at Verstappen, but also at Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
‣ Verstappen did not seem to have many fans in the stands as boos rang out when the trophies were handed out.
‣ People on social media suggested that the boos were directed at the unpopular Texas governor.
Max Verstappen’s recent victory at the Circuit of the Americas in the US Grand Prix was met with boos from the crowd during the podium ceremony. However, it seems that these boos were not solely directed at the three-time F1 champion. Texas Governor Greg Abbott also appeared on stage at the same time, leading to speculation that the boos were aimed at him as well.
It was clear that Verstappen did not have many fans in the stands at COTA, as the boos could be heard when the trophies were handed out. Interestingly, cheers were predominantly heard when Jenson Button spoke to the winner of the race immediately after it finished. This changed when Verstappen stepped onto the top step of the podium a few minutes later.
According to NBCnews.com, the boos were not actually aimed at Verstappen, but at Governor Greg Abbott: “At the podium ceremony after the United States Grand Prix, loud boos filled the audience as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, presented the winner’s trophy to Verstappen.” This information was also supported by comments on social media platforms such as Reddit and X.
While there is a possibility that the boos were directed towards Verstappen as well, it is clear that the crowd’s disdain was also aimed at the unpopular Texas governor. Verstappen himself seemed unfazed by the boos, reacting with a grin and stating that he was not worried about it, especially as he held the winner’s trophy in his hand.
In conclusion, Max Verstappen’s recent victory at the US Grand Prix was met with a mixed reaction from the crowd, with boos being heard during the podium ceremony. While it is unclear whether these boos were solely aimed at Verstappen or also at the Texas governor, it is evident that Verstappen himself was unaffected by the negativity, basking in the glory of his triumph.