Lewis Hamilton Bites Back at Red Bull Rival’s Comments on His Met Gala Appearance

Published 09/23/2021, 8:24 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Andrej Isakovic


The rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had a new turning point at the recent Italian Grand Prix in Monza. The two title contenders crashed into each other, taking them both out of the race.

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Hamilton had sustained some injuries to his neck due to the impact. However, Red Bull advisor, Dr. Helmut doesn’t fully believe the 7-times world champion. On the other hand, Hamilton has stated he isn’t interested in listening to what others have to say and is hoping to make a quick recovery.

Lewis Hamilton will block out the unnecessary noise

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The Knight had a horrible crash in Monza last race weekend, with Verstappen’s car on top of him. The accident did cause some problems to Hamilton’s neck, but Marko doesn’t believe that he was injured. Hamilton had a simple response to the Red Bull advisor, stating that he wouldn’t listen to such people.

As quoted from Formula Passion.it, Hamilton said, “I mean, I don’t listen to these individuals and the things they say . I think it’s natural that when a car lands in your head, it can be a bit of a discomfort. As I said, I felt something at the end of the race and I said I would be examined.”

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Luca Bruno

“I worked with Angela right after the race and during the flight, and I did some checkups the following day. Then we worked through the week with acupuncture and all. “I didn’t say I was dying. Of course, I was aware that anything could happen in a millisecond Anything can happen in a thousandth of a second. I feel grateful that I got out of it without a serious injury. Now let’s go on,” Hamilton concluded. (Translated from Italian via Google)

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What did Marko say about Hamilton?

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The Raging Bulls weren’t happy to see their Dutch driver out of the race, as it made them lose out on several points. Marko wasn’t pleased with the Mercedes driver, and even questioned the extend of his injury.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing Team Consultant Dr Helmut Marko and Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul talk on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

He said, “If he had really serious neck pain or some problem, he wouldn’t have been in New York the next day with the very funny dress he appeared in.”

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Hamilton and Verstappen will face each other off once again this weekend at Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix? Will we see another turning point in their rivalry? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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