Lewis Hamilton Takes a Jibe at Max Verstappen’s Two-Faced Nature After Phone Call

Published 07/30/2021, 7:08 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen before the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


The 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for the eighth time. But the race was full of incidents and controversies for Hamilton.

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The Mercedes driver collided with title rival Max Verstappen on Lap 1. The collision took Verstappen out of the race. Hamilton got a 10-second penalty but won the race with two laps to go.

The medical staff took Verstappen to the hospital after the crash. Hamilton recently revealed that he called Max, but criticized the Red Bull driver’s two-faced nature.

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Max was surprised to hear from me: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton called his rival before the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix. When asked about the context of the call and what they talked about, Hamilton mentioned,

“It was a good call. He was definitely surprised to hear from me. I think it was a constructive call and respectful. And we are going to keep racing hard and fair and respectful was the most important thing,” said Hamilton.

But Lewis was cautious of the fact that verbal agreements may not translate on the track. “Obviously, it’s one thing when people are talking to you or face-to-face with you,” said Hamilton.

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The outcome cannot be changed now anyway: Max Verstappen on Lewis’ call

As reported by GPBlog, Max confirmed Lewis called him before the weekend. But he also stated that a phone call can not change the outcome at Silverstone. “Yes, he called me. We don’t have to go into details. We spoke to each other,” said Max.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

“The outcome cannot be changed now, anyway. Especially the fact that we lost so many points is a shame. There’s not much else to say.

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“I hit the wall hard at Silverstone. You never want that. The goal now is to have a good weekend here,” said Verstappen.

Max will look to bounce back at the Hungarian Grand Prix and extend his championship lead over Hamilton. Can Max win in Hungary? Let us know.

 

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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 Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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