After the British Grand Prix incident, Max Verstappen’s father lashes out at Lewis Hamilton, calling him “ridiculous.”
Max Verstappen wrecked on the first lap of the British Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton went on to win.
After his collision sent son Max racing off the track during the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, Jos Verstappen has become the latest figure to take aim at Lewis Hamilton. The race for the Dutchman was over immediately, whereas Hamilton went on to win in dramatic fashion, cutting the advantage in the Drivers’ Championship in half.
The collision occurred during the race’s hectic opening sequence, which saw the title contenders go wheel-to-wheel across a series of corners.
When the two cars were speeding into Copse, Hamilton darted up the inside, causing the vehicles to collide and send Verstappen spiraling into the tyre wall.
The 23-year-old was seriously winded and was sent to the hospital after a 51G collision, which team manager Christian Horner said was the biggest of his career, despite the fact that he walked away from the scene.
“What he [Hamilton] did is really not acceptable,” Hamilton’s father, Jos, told De Telegraaf.
After the British Grand Prix crash, Max Verstappen was enraged at Lewis Hamilton for being “disrespectful.”
“I believe a ten-second penalty is ludicrous. In my opinion, they should have just disqualified him.
“Max gives him room and stands just in front of him. On the inside, you can’t overtake.”
Other Red Bull employees were enraged by the incident, with Christian Horner alleging Hamilton won a “hollow victory” at Silverstone.
Max responded to Twitter to assure supporters that he was not gravely hurt, while also blaming Hamilton for the tragedy because of his “risk action.”
The Englishman was given a 10-second penalty, dropping him to fifth place, but he quickly picked up the pace and beat Charles Leclerc in the last circuits to claim a memorable victory.
The lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship has shrunk to just eight points.
Meanwhile, Mercedes has narrowed the lead in the Constructors’ standings to only four points thanks to Valtteri Bottas’ podium finish and Sergio Perez’s 16th place after starting in the pits.
As he rested in hospital, Verstappen dubbed Hamilton’s celebrations “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike” after a physically taxing race in scorching temperatures.
The incident provoked heated debate among fans, and some are likely to face criminal charges after directing racial remarks. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”