Max Verstappen opposes Lewis Hamilton’s decision to return to Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen’s win at the wild Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday sparked a lot of debate, as he reduced the gap on Lewis Hamilton at the top of the standings.
On the weekend, Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix in dramatic circumstances, winning a two-lap race behind a safety car after torrential rain halted racing at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. It was a dismal conclusion to an action-packed weekend, and the damage has continued into the week.
Many people were furious about the final result, including Mercedes’ current title leader and seven-time world champion Hamilton, who said that the fans had been “robbed” and questioned why the race had even been started in the first place.
“They stayed out there in the rain for hours, no shelter in the grandstands – I believe there is on the pit grandstand – chilly and wet, especially the kids.
”More importantly, they had to spend so much money on travel and lodging, only to be denied a race. Unfortunately, and I’m not sure why they restarted the race because there was no change in weather between the two hours when they stopped us the first time and the last time.
“I believe the fans were cheated out of a race today, and I believe they should be reimbursed.”
Hamilton later stated that he would want to see a window in Formula One open up that would enable for another meeting in Belgium to be staged for fans to attend as a “free race.”
Verstappen, on the other hand, has remained more level-headed in the face of the circumstances, focusing on the wider picture of the sport’s current demanding schedule.
“There are already too many races,” the Dutchman conceded, “so we have to pick the correct tracks.”
‘Of course, the good ones, but coming back here, I don’t see it happening, especially given we’ve already completed 22 races.”
Following an exciting qualifying that saw Lando Norris crash out and George Russell take second, the Belgian Grand Prix came to a disappointing conclusion.
Following the no-contest Belgian GP on Sunday, Verstappen won, with Russell a stunning second for Williams and Hamilton third.
The triumph of Verstappen closed the deficit at the top of the standings. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”