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Max's grandfather Frans Verstappen dies

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Brazil GP winner Max Verstappen's grandfather has died.
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Brazil GP winner Max Verstappen's grandfather has died.

1Limburg, as well as other Dutch news sources, are confirming that Frans Verstappen, who is Jos Verstappen's father, died of cancer in a hospice at the age of 72.

Frans was reportedly admitted earlier in November.

Jos, Max and Frans had a difficult relationship. In 2016, Frans even accused Jos, a former Formula 1 driver, of assault.

However, Frans remained a strong supporter of his grandson, telling 1Limburg earlier this year that the Red Bull-Honda driver's success gives him "goosebumps".

His death comes just days after Verstappen, 22, won at Interlagos.

"Joy and sorrow are often close together," Max said in a brief statement read out by the broadcaster Ziggo Sport.

Jos cancelled a scheduled appearance on the same network on Monday.

Frans Verstappen reportedly owned an ice-cream parlour in Montfort, where he lived and where Jos was born. He regularly organised parties at a local club with a big screen to watch Max's races.

A source said Frans Verstappen will be cremated on Saturday.

Jos' ex-wife Kelly van der Waal said: "After a fantastic F1 weekend, the world pauses for the death of grandpa Verstappen."

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Arsenal165742424022
10Crystal Palace166461418-422
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham164481828-1016
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
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