Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has accused Mercede’s racer anf Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Halmiton of unsportsmanship behaviour. Hamilton and Verstappen involved in a collsion in lap one of the British GP that sent the world championship team leader into a 51G impact.
Lweis Halmiton recovered from a 10-second penalty from the clash to beat Ferraris’ Charles Leclerc to first position and claimed his 8th title in the along the way. That win made him the individual with the most titles in the history of the British Grand Prix.
However, Dutch racer Max Verstappen who has just been discharged from hospital after being hospitalized for precautionary reasons following the collsion was furious with the turn of events. Though he could not speak directy to the media, his team Principal at Red Bull expressed the teams disappointment.
“Putting a fellow driver in hospital, writing off the car, and receiving a menial penalty and winning the grand prix doesn’t feel like much of a penalty,” Horner stated.
Verstappen is accusing Hamilton of delibrately causing the crash in order to have the chance to win the race. And his team believes same and feel it was a desperate act by the champion. “It’s just disappointing from a seven-time world champion that he makes such a desperate move and puts a fellow driver in hospital,” Horner added.
As Verstappen and team Red Bull expected a much harsher punishment for the Mercedes racer, there are many who think otherwise. The Silverstone event which saw 140,000 would go down as one in memory with the Verstappen-Hamilton clash being one of the major highlights.
By Jamila Abdul Wahab Follow on Twitter @activetvgh