Mercedes poke fun at Max Verstappen after Lewis Hamilton collision

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had a coming together at the 2022 Brazilian GP

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The dust is yet to settle on the F1 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, with incidents aplenty to pour over Mercedes have taken to social media to seemingly tease Max Verstappen after his clash with Lewis Hamilton in Sao Paulo.

Hamilton and Verstappen, who had an epic 2021 F1 title battle, also fought things out on track during Sunday’s Brazilian GP. The Red Bull driver came out worse after colliding with his Mercedes counterpart into Turn 2.

Verstappen received a five-second penalty from the stewards for causing a collision, with Hamilton going onto finishing second behind Mercedes teammate George Russell, who took his maiden F1 victory.

As Hamilton made his way through the pack he also had to pass Verstappen‘s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, who succumbed to the seven-time champion with no contact between the pair.

Mercedes released a video of the action on track with the message “Real racing at Interlagos” which may be a cheeky dig at Verstappen and the collision with Hamilton.

Hamilton takes aim at Verstappen

After the race, Hamilton looked to have a dig of his own at Verstappen when talking to the media.

“I think it’s natural when you have the success and the numbers on your chest, that you become a bit of a target,” Hamilton told the press. “But it’s okay. It’s nothing that I have not dealt with before. 

Verstappen meanwhile was in a less conciliatory mood, pointing the finger squarely at Hamilton. 

“I just felt that as soon as I was going next to him,” Verstappen said, “he had no intention to leave me space. 

“And I said okay, if you don’t leave me space we just are going to collide.”

John Smith
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