McLaren ban Nico Rosberg after Max Verstappen incident

Nico Rosberg has supposedly created a curse caused by his selfies.

2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has comically been banned from McLaren’s garage, due to the German often bringing people bad luck.

The ‘Rosberg curse’ is very much real, with the ex-Mercedes driver having brought bad luck to those he takes a selfie with.

At last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the German took a photo in front of Max Verstappen’s car ahead of qualifying.

The reigning World Champion’s pole position streak just so happened to end at the Hungaroring, with fans pointing the finger at Rosberg.

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Rosberg then took a selfie in front of Lewis Hamilton’s car ahead of Sunday’s race, with the seven-time World Champion having been on pole position.

Hamilton not only failed to win the race, he failed to even finish on the podium.

Again, fans blamed Rosberg for putting a curse on the 38-year-old.

McLaren are keen to avoid a similar fate, with the Woking-based side having gone to extreme lengths to do so.

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McLaren have comically stuck a piece of paper on their garage, which features a photo of the ex-F1 driver with a red circle around it, with a red line going through it as well.

The piece of paper also reads: “NO ROSBERG SELFIES.”

The British side posted a picture of it on social media, with the caption: “We’ve seen your jinxing powers, @NicoRosberg.”

Rosberg admitted after the Hungarian GP that he needs to be “careful” with who he takes a picture with going forwards, given the bad luck he seems to put upon them.

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“Yeah, that’s not cool. That’s not cool at all,” he said on Sky Sports F1.

“I post, like, on race weekends, I post a picture in the pit lane with a car or something, and that car has gone pretty poorly.

“So, I need to be careful with that in the future. The back of the back story here is that on Saturday I posted Max’s car, and of course he lost the qualifying. And then on Sunday I was like, ‘Go Mercedes’, and I posted Lewis’ car and that went completely wrong. So that’s the backstory behind this.”