Max Verstappen, 14, was left at a gas station by Jos Verstappen: That's not abuse

"I was hard on him, that mistake, and that was also my plan on that to learn"

by Sead Dedovic
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Max Verstappen, 14, was left at a gas station by Jos Verstappen: That's not abuse

Following a disappointing karting race, Jos Verstappen abandoned his son Max Verstappen at a petrol station. In one of the podcasts, Max Verstappen's father talked about it, which immediately caused a large number of reactions.

Many believe that he abused Max in this way and that his methods were very bad. However, Jos Verstappen explained what the goal was in the whole story.
“People say how a bad father I was to him to abuse your child,” he said, as quoted by crash.net “I never abused him.

I was hard on him, that mistake, and that was also my plan on that to learn. To think. A lot of people have no idea what you have to do to arrive at the top of a sport”.

Max Verstappen explains

Max Verstappen described how everything looked and was angry with himself for the big mistake he made.

His father didn't want to communicate with him, so he decided to leave him at the petrol station. “I stayed in the lead at the start but then I got passed. I was so upset that I got overtaken that in that same lap I tried to pass the guy back in a place which is just totally unnecessary.

My dad was just so upset with me doing that stupid move. I basically threw everything away. Of course, I was very sad and upset with myself making that mistake. I then started to try to talk to him afterwards in the van, trying to travel home for 17 hours.

He didn’t want to talk to me. And at one point, he was just so fed up with it. He said ‘get out’. He stopped at the fuel station, he was like ‘you get out’. And then he drove off”. Many people wonder if these methods are really correct.

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