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Max Verstappen issues effusive apology for ‘Brazilians’ comment

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Red Bull racing star Max Verstappen has issued an apology following facing a criticism for his comment about Brazilians after the qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

After complaining that the Williams veteran ruined his qualifying lap in Bahrain, the young sensation Verstappen said he would not be seeking Massa out for talks.

“He is Brazilian, so there is not much to talk about,” Dutchman Verstappen was quoted as saying.

Following hearing about Verstappen’s negative comments, Massa said he sought the teenager out for talks.

“I told him ‘Be careful with what you say, because you still need to go to Brazil to race there. Be careful what you say’.

“For sure it’s wasn’t right to talk about Brazilians without knowing what he’s talking about,” Massa told UOL Esporte.

Recently, Verstappen posted on his Facebook page clarifying the comment and apologizing for any offence caused.

“I feel like I need to clarify my remarks that were made after this weekend’s qualifying session,” Verstappen wrote.

“Being a passionate racer, I was very disappointed with my last stint and gave an emotional reaction that was taken out of context. By no means did I mean to insult the Brazilian people who I greatly respect and are always very nice to me when I visit the country.

“One of the highlights of my career was last year’s Brazilian GP and it was extra special to do this in the country that brought us legendary drivers such as Senna, Fittipaldi and Piquet.

“I would like to apologize to any Brazilians that feel offended and look forward to racing in your country again.” The young speedy added.

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