Max Verstappen has demanded the need for greater respect from fans towards the drivers after a group of Sergio Perez fans booed him during the podium ceremony at the United States Grand Prix last weekend.
The reigning world champion claimed his 15th win of the season in Texas, seeing off the late threat of Mercedes star and former arch-rival Lewis Hamilton before the Brit was eventually disqualified after the session.
When Verstappen took to the podium to celebrate his well-earned victory at the Circuit of the Americas he was met with overwhelming booing from the crowd, many of whom were supporting his Red Bull team-mate.
While some passed this off as booing the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, Verstappen was clearly unimpressed, and that hostility is expected to be replicated again should he claim victory or return to the podium in Mexico City on Sunday.
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