Verstappen tells Latifi to turn off his phone
After the highly controversial chequered flag flew in Abu Dhabi last Sunday, Christian Horner offered Canadian Latifi a "lifetime supply of Red Bull" for crashing and triggering the championship-altering late safety car.
"Obviously it was never my intention to inadvertently influence the championship," the 26-year-old driver said. "I made a mistake and ruined my own race.
"I can only apologise for influencing and creating an opportunity, but again - I made a mistake," Latifi added.
Verstappen, 24, now advises Latifi to take a similar approach.
"If he is smart, he will turn off his phone and ignore it," the Dutchman told De Telegraaf newspaper.
"I just hope Nicholas can enjoy his holiday and come back stronger next year."
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