Cook slowly waved the checkered flag at the finish line of the F1 Grand Prix, netizens jokingly called “Grandpa, calm down”
In addition to Cook, Shaquille O’Neal, Brad Pitt, Serena Williams and Ed Sheeran were all on the track.
Wearing a dark polo shirt and sunglasses on ESPN, the CEO held and waved the national flag. Yet he quickly became the object of ridicule from critics online. Because Cook didn’t wave the flag fast or enthusiastically, but in an extremely soft, slow manner.
Comments on Twitter came quickly, with some telling Cook it was “not a surrender in war” and others calling him “Grandpa.” Even ESPN got in on the spree.
Verstappen overtook Hamilton to win the race, his 13th race of the year and tying the record for the most victories in a season.