Max Verstappen accused Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour” on Sunday after the 2 collided on the British Grand Prix.
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Hamilton tried to overhaul Verstappen on Copse nook on the primary lap however vehicles touched and the Dutchman’s Red Bull careened off the monitor and into the barrier.
Hamilton gained the race whereas Verstappen was taken to hospital.
“Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this. The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track,” tweeted Verstappen.
“Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour but we move on.”
Hamilton retorted after the race that he would “not be bullied”.
Roared on by a crowd of greater than 140 000, Hamilton tried to overhaul championship chief Verstappen on Copse nook on the primary lap.
Max Verstappen refused to yield. The two touched wheels and the Red Bull went careening off the monitor and into the barrier. Hamilton drove on with only a damaged wheel rim.
His boss Cristian Horner, the Red Bull staff principal, had already laid into Hamilton.
“I hope Lewis is very happy with himself,” mentioned Horner.
“That’s a hollow victory.”
“Copse is one of the fastest corners in the world. You don’t stick a wheel up the inside. That’s just dirty driving.”
Hamilton mentioned after the race that he had felt “a lot of anger after the shunt” and blamed Verstappen.
“I don’t feel he needs to be aggressive as he is,” he mentioned.
“I might by no means again down from anybody. I can’t be bullied into being much less aggressive.
“We needed the points. He left a gap and I went for it.”
It was “a pretty impressive impact,” mentioned Dr. Ian Roberts, Formula One’s medical rescue co-ordinator.
He mentioned Max Verstappen was “a little winded to say the least” however added there have been “no injuries apparent at the moment”.
Stewards imposed a ten second-penalty, the second lightest punishment out there to them.
Hamilton’s win ended Red Bull’s streak of 5 straight victories to chop Verstappen’s lead within the championship to eight factors.
Monegasque Charles Leclerc was second, 3.81 seconds again to revive Ferrari’s season.
The second Mercedes, pushed by Finn Valtteri Bottas, who had allowed Hamilton to move after the penalty, was third, forward of the McLarens of Briton Lando Norris and Australian Daniel Ricciardo.
It was a foul afternoon for Red Bull with Sergio Perez ending sixteenth and outdoors the factors to drop from third to fifth within the standings.
Horner targeted his frustration on Hamilton.
“I don’t care what Lewis said. That’s a hollow victory.”
“It shouldn’t be like that. Max has incurred a 51G accident. Lewis is a seven-time world champion. He shouldn’t be making manoeuvres like that, It’s unacceptable,” Horner mentioned.
“It was dangerous, it looked desperate, he’s put a competitor in hospital.”
“The biggest result for us was that he was uninjured. I hope Lewis is very happy with himself.”
Horner was additionally dissatisfied with the punishment.
“It wasn’t much of a penalty,” Horner mentioned.
Hamilton took his penalty throughout a pit cease when working second and got here again on to the monitor in fifth place.
“Regardless of whether I agree with the penalty I just take it on the chin,” he mentioned.