Formula One fans have hit back at Sky Sports F1 after Martin Brundle defended his on-air colleague Ted Kravitz amid Red Bull’s boycott saga. Max Verstappen has not been speaking to Sky Sports UK or its Italian and German channels recently due to claims Lewis Hamilton was “robbed” of his eighth title last season.
Kravitz made the remarks during his post-race ‘Ted’s Notebook’ show in Austin, causing tensions to spill over in Mexico. However, Brundle took to social media to defend Kravitz yesterday, days after the fiasco began,
He Tweeted: “For the avoidance of doubt my friend and colleague for the past 26 years @tedkravitz has my full support. Face to face dialogue is the only way to sort out issues and disputes in the relentless crucible of the F1 paddock. We all have opinions and different jobs to do, that’s life.”
However, fans have hit back at Brundle’s passionate defence of the pit-lane reporter, with many claiming Kravitz had been biased against double world champion Verstappen. @jeroensholte50 said: “It’s not his opinion which has been criticized. It’s the way he expressed it.
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“If we allow pundits to view their personal views we may as well allow them to don merchandise of their favourite team/drivers.” @IitsBreeezy commented: “If Ted conducted himself with your professionalism then there would be no issue, he has spent the entire season making passive-aggressive comments and inferences towards Max that he is an unworthy champion and only winning this year because of Newey.
“Enough was enough.” After claiming Hamilton was “robbed”, Kravitz almost called the Mercedes star an eight-times world champion.
He also suggested Verstappen had only won the 2022 crown because of Adrian Newey. Kravitz also claimed Verstappen “didn’t seem to be a driver capable of winning a championship in a normal way” during the show.