Max Verstappen Rages Against Red Bull As Sour F1 Deja-Vu Strikes With Short Lived Lewis Hamilton Moment

Published 06/19/2022, 3:59 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after finishing second in the race and world championship with race and world championship winner Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third placed in the race Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

It was quite a sight to see Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen racing once again on the track in F1. The two feisty racers are rivals on the track and produced one of the greatest seasons in 2021 with their battles.

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But it was no such story as the Red Bull driver breezed past Hamilton to regain the second place. But the current world champion was not happy after his pit stop as he came behind the 7-time world champion. He took to his team radio to complain about the situation.

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Formula One F1 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after finishing in pole position after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Jim Watson

Verstappen asked why he was behind his rival to his race engineer. “Why didn’t you make sure I F***ing end up in front!” asked the Dutch driver. But his race engineer calmly responded, “Didn’t have the pace.”

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F1 fans were also a bit excited to see the rivalry resume at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. They took to Twitter to share their reactions.

F1 twitter reacts to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen battles at Canada GP

While F1 fans might not have appreciated the radio message of the world champion, they were happy to see both drivers battling at the front of the grid for positions. But they were left a bit disappointed as the battle lasted merely a lap.

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Although the battle did not last long, it was good to see Hamilton racing against Verstappen once again. He has endured a tough start to the season. But this will give him hope to go into future races.

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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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