Red Bull learned that a young fan was being harassed because of her love for the team, so they sent her some free items to cheer her up.
Last year’s title race between Max Verstappen and Sir Lewis Hamilton provided us with some spectacular racing to savour, but it also brought out the worst in some F1 fans.
While Netflix’s Drive to Survive series has been beneficial for the sport, it has a history of overdramatizing things, which has attracted many members of the F1 social media fanbase.
While this has contributed to part of the toxicity we see today, frequent viewers have also been responsible for a large portion of it. In the past year, F1 audiences around the world have become increasingly immature, which was exacerbated by the contentious 2021 season finale.
There has been some outrageous behavior on the racetrack as well as continuous, childish arguments between Red Bull and Mercedes fans.
Children have been affected by this antagonism, and a young Verstappen supporter endured taunts from her peers for doing so. Red Bull reached out to the young fan after learning the terrible news and offered her a free cap, bag, and luggage tag to make her feel better.
Following criticism from inebriated Red Bull fans at the Austrian Grand Prix earlier this year, Mercedes and Aston Martin welcomed some spectators to their garages.
F1 recently teamed forces with the teams, the FIA, and other parties to create an effort that calls for anyone who witnesses or experiences abuse at a racetrack to report it via a webpage.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali stated that the sport has a zero-tolerance policy against people who stir up conflict both online and on the racetrack.