Lewis Hamilton’s father speaks out on Max Verstappen’s controversial crash at the British Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen’s dramatic incident at the British Grand Prix has prompted Lewis Hamilton’s father to speak out.
Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix after a contentious incident with Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton’s father has spoken out in support of his son following his collision with Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. It was a racing incident, according to Anthony Hamilton, and Red Bull’s response was far too harsh.
At Silverstone, Hamilton won, cutting Verstappen’s championship lead to to eight points.
The 36-year-old aspires to become an eight-time world champion, surpassing Michael Schumacher.
Ted Kravitz, a pit lane reporter for Sky Sports, interviewed Hamilton’s father for his notebook show, and he gave a severe appraisal of the situation.
“At the end of the day, it’s a racing incident, and 99 times out of 100, it’s a racing incident,” he said.
“So, what are you looking for?” Drivers line up well on the straight and then relax. This is a competition,” says the narrator.
Lewis’ father went on to say that, given the global pandemic, the most important thing was the large number of fans in attendance at Silverstone.
“Aside from hoping Max is doing well, the most important thing about this weekend is that the spectators were given to a fantastic race, and that’s what we should be talking about,” he concluded.
“The fans are the most important thing; there would be no race without them.”
Hamilton believes his son has no issues with Verstappen, but when the two are battling for the driver’s championship, incidents are bound to happen.
He said, “I don’t think it’s anything near that.” Both of those men get on the track with the goal of having a good time; things don’t always go as planned, but that’s racing.
“Lewis isn’t sitting at home pondering his next move… It’s all in a day’s work.”
Red Bull’s CEO, Christian Horner, was furious with Hamilton over the incident that drove Verstappen out of the race.
He remarked, “His actions have put another driver’s safety in jeopardy, and that is unacceptable to me.”
“You don’t place a tire on the inside of a building without it having severe consequences. We’re just relieved that no one was seriously hurt today.
“Every Formula One driver knows that making a move around that bend – one of the fastest in the sport – is a massive, huge risk.
“Just is what frustrates me the most.” News from the Brinkwire