‘We’ve had so many f****** questions about this’: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fumes as he tells reporters to STOP asking about his crash with Lewis Hamilton on the British Grand Prix… as his Mercedes title rival sits in silence subsequent to him
- Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton had been requested about going wheel to wheel
- The Dutchman responded first, hitting out at fixed questions about the crash
- Verstappen added that each racers had been going to compete ‘laborious however truthful’
- Hamilton was noticeably muted in his reply when the query was put to him
- After the Silverstone debacle, each groups have been at one another’s throats
- Verstappen certified third in Hungary behind Hamilton and Sergio Perez
Max Verstappen has hit out on the media for asking ‘so many f****** questions’ about his race-ending crash with Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.
After the pair jostled for superiority in an exhilarating opening lap on the Northamptonshire observe, the seven-time world champion despatched the Red Bull driver – who had come into the race in pole place – spinning at 190mph into the tyre wall at Copse Corner.
Hamilton went on to win on house soil after receiving a 10-second penalty and has now constructed some momentum after securing pole for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix after Verstappen had posted the quickest occasions in each Q1 and Q2.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen sat tensely after Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying
The Dutchman hit at media questions over the incident which ended his race at Silverstone
Hamilton despatched Verstappen spinning into the tyre wall at 190mph throughout an exhilarating opening lap
The pair had been requested how they might behave on observe in the event that they went wheel to wheel as soon as extra on this newest leg of a compelling season, to which Verstappen fumed: ‘Can we already cease about this?
‘We’ve had so many f****** questions about this. It’s simply ridiculous, actually. Honestly, the entire of Thursday, we answered these silly f****** questions on a regular basis, so may we simply cease about it please?
‘We are racers, we are going to race and naturally we’re going to race laborious however truthful, so we simply maintain pushing one another.’
The query was then put to Hamilton, who had nothing to add to the Dutchman’s outburst.
Verstappen went into the Silverstone race 33 factors forward of Hamilton however after failing to full a lap, he watched from hospital as the Briton reduce the hole on the high of the drivers’ standings to simply eight factors.
The 23-year-old then tweeted his anger at Hamilton’s ‘disrespectful and unsportsmanlike’ celebrations as he bemoaned the way in which his afternoon ended.
Christian Horner was livid as he branded Hamilton’s manoeuvre an act of ‘desperation’
The confrontation has continued because the incident, with Red Bull staff principal Christian Horner and advisor Helmut Marko.
Horner said Hamilton could have killed his driver and described the 35-year-old’s manoeuvre as an act of ‘desperation’, whereas Marko strongly hinted that Hamilton should be suspended.
The racial abuse Hamilton suffered on social media within the wake of the crash prompted Labour peer Lord Hain to accuse Horner of inflicting the web pile-on as Mercedes known as on social media companies to come down hard on the vile trolls.
Hamilton has no additional case to reply after serving a 10-second penalty earlier than profitable
Verstappen has insisted that Hamilton’s celebrations had been ‘disrespectful’ after bagging victory
Mercedes continued to insist that their primary man had achieved nothing fallacious three days after the collision, with chief technical officer James Allison claiming that the circumstances meant Hamilton did not have to ‘cede his position’ as he was ‘considerably alongside’ Verstappen and made the nook.
Last Friday, FIA race director Michael Masi despatched an electronic mail to groups, warning them that they may face penalties if team members visit the stewards during investigations after each Horner and Toto Wolff went to see the stewards and had been concerned in a heated dialogue when the crash was nonetheless underneath assessment.
The penalty may contain a reprimand, a tremendous, a factors deduction and even disqualification.
Hamilton sits on the entrance row of the grid in Hungary – with his title rival simply behind him in third
Red Bull have introduced that Verstappen’s wrecked automotive would cost £1.3million to repair, with the staff earlier this week requesting a assessment into whether or not the 10-second penalty was too lenient.
Verstappen reiterated his displeasure on Thursday at Mercedes’ exuberant celebrations, with the Brackley-based staff hitting again at Red Bull, accusing their rivals of making an attempt to ‘tarnish the title’ of Hamilton, who will now face no further action over the crash.
With Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas taking up the front row of the grid, third-placed Verstappen should overtake no less than one Mercedes or hope that no less than driver drops out if he is to dangle on to high spot in what’s shaping up to be essentially the most fascinating 12 months within the sport’s current historical past. Let battle start.