Cristiano Ronaldo Effect: F1’s Verstappen Recreates Al Nassr Star Iconic ‘Siuuu’ During Interview

Cristiano Ronaldo Effect: F1’s Verstappen Recreates Al Nassr Star Iconic ‘Siuuu’ During Interview

Ero Samson
November 11, 2023 at 2:04 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the sports world's most iconic athlete
  • The Portuguese star wields influence beyond the confines of football space
  • A Formula 1 champion recently recreated the Al Nassr star's famous chant

The 2023 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix proved to be a captivating event, offering fans a rollercoaster of excitement throughout its various stages.

From the thrilling Sprint race to the Grand Prix qualifying interrupted by storms, the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace circuit delivered a spectacular showcase of racing.

Formula 1, Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Image: Michael Potts.
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Amidst the intense competition, Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen claimed the spotlight with a dominant, record-extending victory.

However, it was not just his on-track performance that garnered attention but also his off-the-grid moment, reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic celebration.

Verstappen's Cristiano Ronaldo chant

After securing his 17th victory of the season, as reported by Marca, the 26-year-old driver joined podium finishers Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso for media interactions.

When asked about the behind-the-scenes stories of the F1 grid, as showcased in series like Netflix's 'Drive to Survive,' Verstappen responded with Ronaldo's famous 'Siuuu' chant.

This unexpected reply left both the reporter and fellow drivers amazed. Verstappen subsequently expressed his preference for focusing solely on racing and indicated his disapproval of behind-the-scenes narratives, as reported by ESPN.

Fans quickly reacted to Verstappen's unconventional response on social media.

@Bigman_Z_ humorously echoed the 'Siuuuuuuuuuu 🤣🤣🤣' chant.

@brawngpf1team, seemingly a Ronaldo fan, hailed Verstappen as the

"GOAT for a reason."

@badger_honey23 noted the unreal influence of Ronaldo, while @nepecjfuhs took a playful dig at Lionel Messi, stating,

"Messi could never, blud got no aura."

@Davidlewer2 simply declared,

"Max is a legend."

The post-race chatter further added to the intrigue surrounding an already eventful Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen sets Formula 1 record

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with his victory at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit.

The Dutch driver, who had already broken the record for the most consecutive victories, added another milestone thanks to a commanding win on the night.

Verstappen will now shift his focus to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, aiming to extend his record in what can only be described as a season of success.

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Ero Samson
Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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