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Christian Horner and Red Bull to boycott Sky Sports ‘indefinitely’ over Ted Kravitz comments on Max Verstappen’s world title win over Lewis Hamilton last year


Red Bull is set to boycott Sky Sports ‘indefinitely’ from the Mexican Grand Prix following comments from journalist Ted Kravitz.

This means that Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and team principle Christian Horner will all decline interviews with the broadcaster in Mexico, according to the Press Association.

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Horner and Red Bull unimpressed with Sky Sports following Ted Kravitz comments

Christian Horner and Red Bull to boycott Sky Sports ‘indefinitely’ over Ted Kravitz comments on Max Verstappen’s world title win over Lewis Hamilton last year

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Boycott stems from comments about Verstappen’s controversial world title win last year

Kravitz is considered one of the most highly regarded media personalities in the sport, with Sky Sports being the official broadcast partner of F1 in the UK.

However, the Formula 1 journalist seems to have made an enemy of Red Bull following comments that were made about Verstappen’s title win last year.

Now a double world champion, the Dutch star won the 2021 title in controversial fashion.

A late overtaking by Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton, caused by a safety car, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will go down in sports history.

Speaking at last week’s United States Grand Prix, Kravitz said Hamilton was ‘robbed’ by Verstappen last year, before saying he only beat the Mercedes star at Austin, Texas last week because of his faster car.

Kravitz said: “[Hamilton] doesn’t win a race all year, then finally comes back to a track where he could win the first race all year, fighting the same guy who won the race he was robbed the year before, and manages to finish in front of him.

Christian Horner and Red Bull to boycott Sky Sports ‘indefinitely’ over Ted Kravitz comments on Max Verstappen’s world title win over Lewis Hamilton last year

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As a result, the Red Bull team will refuse to speak to Sky Sports despite being F1’s UK broadcast partner.


“What a scenario and what a story it would have been. But that’s not how the script went today, is it?

“Because the guy who beat him [Verstappen] after being robbed actually overtook him, because he has a faster car, because of engineering, Formula 1 and design, and pretty much because of [Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer] over there.”

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