Connect with us

2015 F1

Verstappen withdraws nomination for Best Sportsman

Published

on

Verstappen withdraws nomination for Best Sportsman

Verstappen withdraws nomination for Best Sportsman

Max Verstappen has counted himself out of the running for a local sports award in his native Belgian province of Limburg.

Although born in Belgium, the country of his mother, the 18-year-old F1 sensation now regards himself as a Dutchman and races under the national flag of The Netherlands.

And now his father, famous Dutchman Jos Verstappen, says Max is not interested in being nominated for the best sportsman of the year award presented annually by the Belgian province of Limburg.

“In 2013, Max was European and world karting champion but we heard nothing from them (Limburg). Which is strange, because every Limburg athlete who does such a performance would be eligible for the sports prize,” Jos told the 1Limburg publication.

“Now that it would make world news, he would suddenly be eligible? This is not right and therefore we decline the nomination,” Verstappen senior added.

Limburg’s sports awards will be announced in December. (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F117 hours ago

Formula 1 eyes adding ‘Q4’ to qualifying

Liberty Media could be looking at adding another segment to the current ‘knockout’-style qualifying format. Auto Motor und Sport reports...

2018 F117 hours ago

McLaren, Alonso ‘interested’ in Indycar – boss

Indycar looks set to secure three big names from the world of formula one. One is the famous team McLaren,...

2018 F11 day ago

Schumacher happy with Ferrari interest

Mick Schumacher says he is happy with Ferrari’s interest in his flourishing formative career. After a moderate start, the 19-year-old’s...

2018 F12 days ago

Giovinazzi tipped to replace Ericsson at Sauber F1

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has denied that taking on Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is part of the Swiss team’s deal...

2018 F12 days ago

Leclerc could beat Vettel at Ferrari – Marciello

Charles Leclerc could emerge as Ferrari’s number 1 driver as quickly as 2019. That is the view of racing driver...

2018 F14 days ago

I can still become world champion with my own power – Vettel

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the highly influential Italian sports daily, Sebastian Vettel said “Ciao Mondiali” to his hopes...

2018 F15 days ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F16 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F16 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F11 week ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media