Lewis Hamilton Open to Having a ‘Beer’ With Max Verstappen to Dismiss Silverstone ‘Fuss’

Published 09/14/2021, 9:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the podium with champagne after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco


Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been involved in a titanic tussle for the championship in 2021. They have been in many wheel-to-wheel battles with each other over the year and have even been involved in high-speed crashes – Silverstone and recently in Monza.

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While most believe that their rivarly has gotten to a point where they can no longer speak to each other, Hamilton feels differently.

He stated that he sees no reason why he and Max cannot have a beer at the end of the day. He stated that on-track battles should influence off-track relationships.

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No reason I can’t have a beer with Max: Lewis Hamilton

In an interview with Formule1, in the build-up to the Belgian Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver said, ” I don’t see why I couldn’t have a beer with Max.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton bumps fists with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position and third place respectively Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

“Behind what we do and what we say, there is another dimension: the respect you may or may not have for each other,” said the 7-time world champion.

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The Mercedes driver also gives his opinion on social media

Lewis Hamilton was criticized a lot after he came together with Verstappen at the British Grand Prix. The incident took Max out of the race while Hamilton won the race. Many people took to social media to criticize the Mercedes driver.

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Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race Pool via REUTERS/Florian Goga

“What appears about me on social media does not interest me. Sometimes someone shows me something, and then I look at it, but that doesn’t go any further.

“By the way, I don’t agree that Silverstone caused more fuss than it used to. That’s how Formula 1 has always been,” said Hamilton on if Silverstone crash created more chaos online.

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Despite all their on-track battles, both title rivals have kept it civil in their off-track events and have always shown respect for each other.

Would you like to see Lewis and Max having a beer? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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