F1 news: Max Verstappen could be in trouble after Mongolian government request UN action over slurs


The Mongolian government have demanded action in the wake of Max Verstappen's comments made during the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend.

As per GPBlog, the report suggests an initial letter was sent by the country's Minister for Foreign Affairs' to the FIA, in regards to their concern over Verstappen's comments.

After no immediate response was forthcoming, however, the situation appears to have escalated.

Now, a second correspondence has been sent to the United Nations, demanding for public apologies from both Verstappen and Red Bull.

In practice during Round 12 in Portimao last month, the Dutchman was involved in a collision with Racing Point's Lance Stroll.

Using derogatory words in relation to the incident, Verstappen aimed a tirade of abuse at the Canadian, referring to Stroll as a 'mongol' while swearing repeatedly.

The comments have sparked outrage in the Asian nation, and global ambassador and representative to the UN Lundeg Purevsuren, wants action.


Quoted by Racefans.net, Purevsuren stated in his letter: "In both cases he refused to apologise publicly for using words based on the term ‘mongol’ (and) respect the Mongolian nation and community."

Verstappen has never been a wallflower in the paddock, never one to mince his words on the team radio.

But this is not the first strike for the Red Bull man, after a similar outburst three years ago, as Purevsuren notes.


"It is (obvious) that him and the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team did not learn the lesson in 2017, insisting that it was not his problem if anyone (was) offended by his language." 

Verstappen himself was again wracked by frustration this weekend, after tyre failure forced his retirement at Imola on Sunday.

With a fortnight's break until F1 reconvenes in Turkey later this month, Verstappen might now be on a mission to not only mend his frayed nerves, but build bridges with a nation also.

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