World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has shown that he is in the corner of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in an epic belt fight with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen and Hamilton will go into Abu Dhabi with equal points to decide the fate of the driver’s championship. This is only the second time in Formula 1 history that such a situation has occurred.
Verstappen’s racing style in the last few races has drawn criticism from fans, drivers and even professionals. One such critic is F1 veteran Martin Brundle, who says his recent driving style has ‘annoyed’ him.
However, Tyson Fury has publicly shown his support for the Dutch driver and defended him against the ‘bad boy’ image that the media claims to paint Verstappen. This boxer also wished both riders good health before the decisive race in Abu Dhabi.
Taking to Instagram to share his thoughts, Tyson said:
“Just reading a bit about the F1 rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen and how Max is branded as a ‘bad boy’ in the media.”
“I know how horrible it feels to be treated by the media. It’s not nice, you know, especially when you’re young, ambitious and you want to win.”
“Give him a break, he’s trying his best.”
Tyson Fury gives his thoughts on the F1 showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen ahead of this weekend’s title-determining Abu Dhabi Grand Prix…
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 7, 2021
“Good luck to both of you at the Grand Prix Abu Dhabi. This rivalry reminds me of James Hunt and Niki Lauda running for the title. Who will win it guys? Cheer up boys! ”
Fury and Hamilton have a history
Tyson Fury, like Lewis Hamilton, is not afraid to speak his mind in public, no matter how unpopular it may be.
Earlier this year, Fury expressed his frustration at how he felt his countrymen belittled his achievements in the boxing field. While doing so, he struck a blow (pun intended) to his British colleague Lewis Hamilton for not living and paying taxes in the UK.
“Unlike Lewis Hamilton, I live and pay £9m in taxes last year. ” said the disappointed athlete.
I 🤝 Tyson Fury. obsessed with lewis hamilton.
– ayah ♀️ (@jcolesbbygirl) December 7, 2021
Normally, many F1 drivers prefer to live in Monaco because it is a tax-free paradise. The latest to join the long list of drivers who must visit the Principality is McLaren’s Lando Norris.
However, the claims regarding Hamilton’s tax evasion in the UK are untrue. According to a 2019 HMRC report, the seven-time world champion is among the 5,000 highest taxpayers in the UK.
Despite Fury adding fuel to baseless accusations about Hamilton, the British driver took to Instagram to wish Fury well as he wins the Boxing Championship.
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