The Dutchman was actually one of the two targets of the Ferrari driver’s ire over the airwaves, with Vettel calling Verstappen “a bast*rd” for not allowing him through after cutting a corner and shortly after telling FIA race director to “f*ck off! Honestly f*ck off!”
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, the 19-year-old urged the four-time world champion to “go back to school” and fix his “very bad language”.
However, when asked again about the rant and the example it set for the younger fans in Thursday’s FIA press conference, Verstappen offered a different view.
“I think, when you are in the heat of the moment and you have a radio available, you can say bad things,” he said. “But let’s say you give a microphone to a football player, imagine how many words are coming out there during game, doesn’t even need to be football, rugby or whatever.
“With the radio it’s pretty dangerous so maybe we shouldn’t broadcast it, that’s another solution. Because we are driving on the limit and we are in some good fights and the adrenaline is going really high so maybe for the future, if it is bad for the younger generation, just don't broadcast it.”