Max Verstappen built the brand Lewis Hamilton ‘dangerous’ and ‘disrespectful’ following his 180mph crash at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton won his eighth British Grand Prix but was blamed for Verstappen’s high-speed collision in the opening lap at Silverstone.
Heading the Copse corner, Hamilton dribbled inside Verstappen but his front wing made contact with the opponent’s rear tire.
The collision sent Verstappen spinning into a tire barrier with 51G impact force. The Red Bull driver was able to get out of his car but was taken to hospital for further examination.
And Hamilton, who was given a 10-second penalty for the incident, was called ‘disrespectful and unsportsmanlike’ by Verstappen for celebrating his race win at Silverstone.
‘So glad I’m okay. Very disappointed to be made fun of like this,’ Verstappen wrote on Twitter.
‘The penalty given does not help us and is unfair to the dangerous act Lewis took on the track.
‘Watching celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.’
Meanwhile, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner accused Hamilton of ‘dirty driving’.
Horner told Channel 4: “I think it’s a desperate move.
‘He failed to do the move in the first part of the lap, which he obviously had to do, and then it was just a desperate move that takes a wheel inside that you don’t. do.
‘You as well as anyone know Copse is one of the fastest cornerers in the world. You don’t stick the wheel inside. It’s just dirty driving. ‘
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