I Hope Hamilton Is ‘Happy With Himself’ After Hospitalizing Verstappen: Horner

Published 07/18/2021, 1:27 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


That was quite an eventful British Grand Prix! Lewis Hamilton won the race with quite a few impressive overtakes, but not before having an incident with arch-rival, Max Verstappen. A collision between the two drivers sent the latter into the barriers, and Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner is understandably furious with the Brit for the same.

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Horner was visibly upset after the race at Silverstone and had a few sarcastic comments about the Mercedes driver, labeling him an eight-time world champion.

Christian Horner calls Lewis Hamilton a world champion after controversy at Silverstone

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When Horner was asked for his thoughts on how the race panned out, he wasn’t able to keep his cool. He certainly didn’t hold back and had a strong choice of words as he attacked Hamilton for his driving style.

He said, “It shouldn’t be like that, to be honest with you. I mean, Max has incurred a 51G accident.

“Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time world champion. He shouldn’t be making maneuvers like that. It’s unacceptable.

“Thank goodness the biggest result for us today was that he was uninjured.

“He is having to go to the hospital for precautionary checks after a 51G accident. So I hope Lewis is very happy with himself,” Horner concluded.

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Will this hurt Verstappen’s title hopes?

The Red Bull prodigy was hoping to capitalize on getting a victory as he started from pole position. However, those dreams were snatched away by Hamilton as they came together in the openings laps of the race.

This left the Dutch driver in barriers, while Hamilton continuing the chase and brought a win for Mercedes at his home race. Furthermore, the Knight also bagged twenty-five points which saw him narrow down the gap to the Red Bull driver.

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during sprint qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

However, Verstappen still has the lead in the championship, but just by eight points. He knows will have to bring his A-game and be more cautious as he battles Hamilton for the 2021 title.

Do you think the accident that took place at Silverstone will hurt Verstappen? Or will the 23-year-old bounce back and bring a victory for the Milton-Keynes-based outfit? Let us know your predictions for the Dutch driver in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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