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MAX VERSTAPPEN blasted Lewis Hamilton as a ‘stupid idiot’ and flipped him the middle finger during practice for the US GP. The two championship rivals came close to making contact during practice for Sunday’s race. Verstappen snapped over the team’s radio: “Ha! Stupid idiot!” before making the gesture only to be told to ‘ignore it’ by his race engineer. The two are separated by six points with six races to go, with the Dutchman currently leading the championship. Red Bull boss Christian Horner said: “They were queuing up to start their lap and Lewis decided to jump it. “I think…

Championship leader Max Verstappen was left incensed by Lewis Hamilton’s action in Friday’s final practice session for this weekend’s American Grand Prix in Austin Max Verstappen branded title rival Lewis Hamilton a “stupid idiot” after the pair went wheel to wheel in final practice for the American Grand Prix. Red Bull driver Verstappen appeared to be slowing down at the final corner in readiness for a flying lap, when Hamilton crept up on his inside and duly passed him. The Dutchman responded by keeping pace with the seven-time world champion, and the sped down the main straight and into Turn…

‘Very essential friendship,’ Lewis Hamilton says of his most significant ally in the Formula One title fight with Max Verstappen. LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed his most crucial ally in his Formula One title fight with Max Verstappen. With six races remaining, the seven-time world champion is locked in a direct duel with the Dutchman, who now leads the title by six points. Hamilton, who is 12 years older than Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, claims he would not be in the title fight without the assistance of his physiotherapist and trainer, Angela Cullen. “Angela is with me till 10pm or 11pm…

Lewis Hamilton claims he called Max Verstappen to “break the ice,” but then crashed once more. After their Silverstone incident, Lewis Hamilton called world championship challenger Max Verstappen to clear the air, only for the two to collide again at Monza. After their incident at the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton stated he called world championship challenger Max Verstappen, only for the two to collide again two months later at Monza. The Mercedes and Red Bull speedsters are vying for the world title, with seven-time winner Hamilton trying to break the tie with Michael Schumacher as the greatest in the…

Red Bull’s plan to lure young Brit Lando Norris was thwarted by the long contract he has with current employers McLaren Red Bull tried to poach McLaren’s star asset Lando Norris in an attempt to find a driver who could compete alongside Max Verstappen and push the team towards the constructors’ title, it has been revealed. Mercedes have dominated the sport in the hybrid era, with the energy drink-powered team playing catch up ever since the Silver Arrows took its crown in 2014. In Verstappen they think they have their champion main driver – a belief backed up by the…

Lewis Hamilton had suggested that the pressure of the championship title race is getting to Max Verstappen after their collision at the Italian Grand Prix a fortnight ago Max Verstappen has said that Lewis Hamilton “doesn’t know me” as he responded to the Formula One champions suggestion that the pressure is getting to the 23-year-old Dutchman. The pair collided at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago, with Verstappen being penalised for the incident and will subsequently start this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix with a three-place grid penalty. Verstappen currently leads the drivers’ championship from Hamilton by five points with…

Russian Grand Prix qualifying was thrown into doubt on Saturday morning after the final practice session had to be cancelled following heavy rain on the Sochi track Formula One bosses have been left sweating over qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix after a final practise session was scrapped on Saturday morning due to bad weather. Heavy rain in Sochi meant that the track would not be safe to race on, with qualifying set to take place at 3pm later today – and chiefs remaining hopeful. However, should qualifying not be able to go ahead today, the race would still take…

Hamilton and Verstappen were both impacted by the dramatic crash on the very first corner of the race, meaning the two title favourites were forced to battle their way through the field Esteban Ocon claimed one of the most unlikely victories in recent Formula One memory at the Hungarian Grand Prix – as Lewis Hamilton delivered a stunning comeback drive from last to third to take the lead of the championship. Alpine’s Ocon held his nerve to cross the line 1.8 seconds clear of Sebastian Vettel as the French driver took advantage of a rain-hit start at the Hungaroring to…