Verstappen calls Hamilton’s post-race celebration “disrespectful”

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Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton’s post-British Grand Prix celebration “disrespectful” and adds his behaviour was “unsportsmanlike”.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, and the Dutch driver suffered a violent crash into the barrier as a result.

Verstappen was later taken to a local hospital to get checked out.

The FIA decided that Hamilton was to blame for the crash and penalised him with a 10-second penalty and two penalty points on his superlicence.

However, the Briton maintains that he was not at fault for the crash. Now Max Verstappen chimes in through his social media channels, with some harsh words for the Briton.


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“First of all: I am glad I’m OK,” wrote the Dutch driver.

“It was quite an impact at 51G but feeling better. Obviously very disappointed with being taken out like this.

“The penalty given does not help us in any way and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track

“Watching the celebrations after the race while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour but we move on,” concluded Verstappen.

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