Red Bull ends the boycott of Sky Sports before the Brazilian Grand Prix.

  • Red Bull ends Sky Sports boycott ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix.

Red Bull ends the boycott of Sky Sports before the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Red Bull ends the boycott of Sky Sports before the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Despite a boycott by Sky Sports at last month’s Mexican Grand Prix, and Red Bull will speak with the broadcaster as at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen did not speak to Sky’s channels during the City race on Saturday or Sunday, citing what he saw as disrespectful treatment of him.

The comment which prompted the boycott was pundit Ted Kravitz saying Lewis Hamilton was “robbed” of the 2021 championship, which Verstappen won at a controversial finale in Abu Dhabi last year.

Red Bull has said the comment was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” after what it perceived to be disrespectful coverage of Verstappen throughout the season.


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Sky Sports F1 chief Billy McGinty visited Red Bull’s headquarters on Monday for clear-the-air talks, although Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez had spoken to Sky Sports at an event in while promoting the city’s 2023 race at the weekend.

Red Bull has confirmed to ESPN that operations will continue for the final two races, which was always the team’s intention because they believed the boycott of made a statement.

With his 14th victory of the year, Verstappen set a new record for the most victories in a season in Mexico. The last two races of the F1 season will be in Brazil (Nov. 13) and Abu Dhabi (Nov. 20).

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