Lewis Hamilton feels he doesn’t need to “apologise for anything”

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After Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s crash at the British Grand Prix, Lewis says he will call the Dutch driver and “check that he is okay”.

At the British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen were involved in a crash that sent the Dutch driver violently into the barrier. Later he was sent to the hospital to get checked up.

The FIA blamed Hamilton for the incident, although he maintains he doesn’t feel he was at fault. After the race Lewis was asked if he feels he needs to apologize to Max.

“At the end of the day I’ve not really seen the footage,” said the Briton.

“I saw a quick clip of it when I was in the garage, but naturally I will go back when I have time to reflect on it.

“I don’t think, from my current understanding, that I’m in a position to have to apologise for anything. We’re out there racing.

“I’ve heard that Max is in hospital and that definitely concerns me. None of us ever want any of us to ever get injured. That’s never my intention so I really hope he is okay.

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“I’ll hit him up later and check that he is okay, and we live to fight another day. There are a lot of tough races coming up.”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said Hamilton was “desperate”, “dangerous” and an “amateur”, because he believes Lewis risked the life of another driver.

He also said that the Briton’s victory must feel “hollow”. Lewis later said the victory doesn’t feel hollow to him.

“I don’t really have anything to say to Christian Horner,” said the seven-time champion.

“It doesn’t feel hollow. I’ve already said this is not the way I would want this to happen. It’s important for all of us to take a step right back. I’m sure emotions are running high.

“I know what it’s like to clearly lose points in a team, to be in that position, so I don’t feel any way about it,” concluded Lewis.

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