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Verstappen: Hamilton “harmful”, British GP win celebrations “disrespectful”

The Crimson Bull driver was concerned in a high-speed collision with Hamilton on the opening lap of the Silverstone race whereas combating for the lead, with Verstappen struggling a 51G affect leading to him being taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

Hamilton, who was in a position to proceed within the race however was given a 10-second penalty for the incident by the FIA Stewards, went on to struggle again and clinch his eighth British GP victory by passing Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc with two laps of the race remaining.

Verstappen has posted an replace on his social media channels confirming he’s OK after the crash earlier than criticising Hamilton over each the crash and his post-race victory celebrations whereas he didn’t know the total extent of the Dutch driver’s situation.

“Initially: I’m glad I’m OK. It was fairly an affect at 51G however feeling higher,” Verstappen stated on social media.

“Clearly very dissatisfied with being taken out like this. The penalty given doesn’t assist us in any manner and doesn’t do justice to the harmful transfer Lewis made on monitor.

The car of Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB16B, is returned to the garage on a truck under a tarpaulin

The automotive of Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B, is returned to the storage on a truck underneath a tarpaulin

Picture by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

“Watching the celebrations after the race whereas nonetheless in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour however we transfer on.”

Hamilton’s British GP victory cuts Verstappen’s F1 world championship result in eight factors, whereas Crimson Bull used a method name to pit Sergio Perez late on for recent delicate tyres to take the quickest lap and bonus level away from the Mercedes driver.

Crimson Bull crew principal Christian Horner has echoed Verstappen’s feedback after the race and stated Hamilton’s post-race response was unacceptable.

“I am unable to see how Lewis can take any satisfaction out of it when you will have put your fellow competitor and driver in hospital,” Horner stated.

“It is disappointing. It is very annoying. His actions have put in jeopardy one other drivers’ security and for me that is not acceptable.

“He was fortunate to not have the identical factor occur with Leclerc, as if Leclerc hadn’t run extensive and brought the road that he is entitled to it then precisely the identical incident would have prevailed.”

 

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