Damon Hill defends Max Verstappen’s outburst at the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying, “I have sympathy.”
Before the Hungarian Grand Prix, Damon Hill backed Max Verstappen’s outburst.
Damon Hill, a former Formula One driver, praised Max Verstappen’s public outburst ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying that “I’ve sat there been asked the same questions over and over” during his tenure as a driver.
While sat alongside Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the meeting on Thursday morning of the race, the Red Bull driver refused to answer any further questions concerning his British Grand Prix collision.
Verstappen raged, “Can we already stop this?” “We’ve already gotten a lot of f**king queries about it. To be honest, it’s ludicrous.
“We spent all of Thursday answering these ridiculous questions. Could we please stop talking about this?
“We are racers; we will compete, and we will compete hard and fairly.”
When asked if he had anything to say about it, the seven-time world champion solemnly shook his head.
When the two collided heading into Copse Corner at Silverstone, Hamilton was trailing Verstappen in the driver standings, with the Dutchman slamming hard into the barriers.
The 36-year-old was given a 10-second time penalty for his role in the incident, but he went on to win the race, closing the gap between the two to eight points.
But, prior of the Hungarian Grand Prix, emotions boiled over, and the 1996 world champion stated he feels for the 23-year-old and understands how that may manifest.
Hill said on the F1 Nation podcast, “I feel some pity for him.”
“I’ve sat there being asked the same thing over and over, and he’s had two weeks of it, with a lot of it on social media, of course.
“So you want to start a new chapter when you arrive at a new race weekend, but the first question you get is about a race two weeks ago.”
After a tumultuous Grand Prix, Hungary delivered a fantastic race, with Esteban Ocon’s Alpine taking the win.
Meanwhile, Hamilton battled back to finish third on the circuit but second overall after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified.
“And now we have a new tale, in fact, we have multiple new stories. “We have quite a few,” Hill noted.
“It was a wonderful Formula One weekend that produced everything.” Brinkwire Summary News