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Verstappen has his own ideas on "public service"

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26/11/2018

What have the late George Michael, Boy George and Naomi Campbell got in common you wonder.

Well, for various misdemeanours all three were requested to do community service, which in Boy George's case was picking up litter in New York, while Ms Campbell was also seconded to the New York Department of Sanitation for five days.

Fearing that he might be ordered to sweep the streets of Paris, especially the area around the FIA's headquarters in the Place de la Concorde, Max Verstappen has other ideas.

Asked by Lewis Hamilton, after the race, if his podium finish was enough to take third in the championship, the Dutch youngster, who was given two days of community service for his argy-bargy with Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix, replied: "No, two points behind (Raikkonen), but at least I don't have to go to the Gala!"

"Lucky you!" laughed Hamilton.

"We calculated that," smiled Verstappen. "I'm sorry. Unless I can do it as a community service day, and then I will go."

"No, you can't do that as a community service day," Hamilton points out.

"I'll do some PR stuff before?" says Verstappen. "How great the whole venue is, I'll do a special speech in the evening..."

Asked earlier in the weekend what form the public service might take, Verstappen showed an uncharacteristic nervousness.

"I honestly really don't know," he said. "We'll discuss, between the team and the FIA, what we're going to do.

"If I agree with it, it doesn't really matter, does it?" he added, as if the issue was open to negotiation. "What can you do about it? I find it a bit harsh but yeah... We'll find a solution."

All of which means that 'party animal' Kimi shall go to the ball after all. Bwoah!

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1. Posted by mickl, 27/11/2018 18:24

"He could just let Ocon slap him with a wet fish ala Monty Python"

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2. Posted by ESTM PRFT, 26/11/2018 18:28

"Given his own history, Jos may have some "Public Service" suggestions..."

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3. Posted by Editor, 26/11/2018 16:11

"@ ClarkwasGod

Indeed, Mr Gasly does seem full of hiw own importance... one feels that Marko and Horner are going to have their hands full with this pair next season.

Maybe Geri can use her mothering skills to calm things down between the boys."

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4. Posted by ClarkwasGod, 26/11/2018 14:56

"This silly boy proved, yet again, what an arrogant spoiled brat he is, brushing off his race engineer over the radio (and thankfully getting a sharp response back). I suspect that, other than Horner and Marko, the "boys" in Red Bull will miss Ricciardo far more having just this guy, and Gasly - probably squabbling very soon into '19."

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