“Mental health is such a prominent thing right now. So many people are reading the comments and the stuff people say, and it is hurtful.
“Fortunately, I don’t read the stuff but the media platforms need to do more to protect people, particularly young kids and women, but at the moment they are not doing that so I think this will just continue.”
It came after Verstappen had accused Sky reporter Kravitz of fuelling social media hate by claiming Hamilton had been “robbed” of the 2021 championship – which the Dutchman controversially won.
“You cannot live in the past and you have to move on,” Verstappen said, having boycotted Sky’s coverage at the Mexico City Grand Prix. “Social media is a very toxic place and if you are constantly being like that live on TV then you are making it worse instead of trying to make it better.”