Lewis Hamilton‘s father Anthony says his son and Max Verstappen are “like boxers going into the ring“, but once the season is over “there will be huge hugs and laughter and kisses”.
There has been a lot of talk about the relationship between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton off the track, especially in light of their recent on-track incidents.
Lewis’ father Anthony Hamilton dismisses any suggestion that the two drivers don’t like each other.
“No that’s not true, they’re fierce competitors,” the elder Hamilton told talkSPORT.
“Lewis is where Max wants to be, Max is where Lewis wants to be, they’re like boxers going into the ring,
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“But I guarantee that when it’s over and done there will be huge hugs and laughter and kisses between the pair of them.”
Regarding some harsh words that have been said, like when Verstappen called Lewis a “stupid idiot”, Anthony says it is all in the heat of the battle.
“It’s called competition. If you’re too friendly with your competitor then you ease off the gas a little bit too much.
“You only have to look further down the field yesterday between the two McLaren drivers and the Ferrari drivers, those guys are friends.
“This is racing, when you’re off the field you’re very friendly, when you’re in battle, all is fair in love and war.”