Max Verstappen has met the marshal who was labeled as rogue by Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner as a make-up. The Brit himself has since apologized for that statement.
Horner had to face the stewards after the Qatar Grand Prix to answer for some of his statements after Verstappen was penalized for ignoring yellow flags during qualifying. “I think it’s just a rogue marshal waving a yellow flag when not instructed by the FIA,” he told Sky Germany. “They have to keep their marshals under control. It’s that simple. This is a crucial blow for us in the world championship. We start seventh on a track where you can’t overtake, that’s huge.”
Race management left it with an official warning, after which Horner publicly apologized: “I have spoken with the FIA,” it told Sky Sports. “I apologize if I have created any insult, that was not my intention. My frustration was not directed at any single marshal, but because of the inconsistent situation. To all marshals: we need you, we think you are doing a great job perform.”
A photo has now appeared showing Verstappen with the marshal in question. The Dutchman is said to have had a chat as a way of making amends. A nice gesture from both Verstappen himself and Red Bull Racing.
The stewards in Qatar organized for Christian Horner’s “rogue” marshal to meet Max, to compensate for his team boss’s rogue remark. A nice touch. pic.twitter.com/SDlLYnxzc0
— Joe Saward (@joesaward) November 22, 2021