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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.Β 

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

β€œI just felt that as soon as I was going next to him,” Verstappen said, β€œhe had no intention to leave me space.Β 

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

19 COMMENTS

  1. So to clarify,, it’s seems to me he had nadvertently admitted that (now that he’s losing to Mercedes again) he has nothing to lose regarding the world title (which, fair play, was won fair an square this year.). He deliberately went for the gap not caring the result as per last year’s antics.

    Not only is he still tryin to bully his way past Hamilton he is also shafting his teammate and more importantly the Team, without whom he may not have achieved his 2 titles. Seems he’s now demonstrating the attributes of the rectum mosts Hamilton fans suggested he was previously.

    Despite all the undeniable talent he has, it’s pretty crimgeworthy to hear his radio messages with the team this year. They should bring in a test driver for the final race (as I doubt he will really try to support Perez much for the final race) and send him a clear message regarding standards an expectations.

    For me he’ll always be an egotistic A#@&ole, which is a damn shame for sport in general.

    • So well put, totally agree with you.
      Hamilton was shafted last year, his driving skills and determination demonstrated his will to win, taken away by Massi. Funny where’s Massi today, Horner and Marco in my mind are another win at all costs, re the over spending of the mandated F1 Cap. The three of them deserbe one another, Checko is the good apple of the group.

    • Well said.
      You can tell by his spoilt brattish persona that Max will never ever be able to fit into a true Champions shoes.
      He doesn’t have the Character or modesty and never will have. Your description fits him perfectly

  2. Fair enough, let’s try this again….

    So to clarify,, it’s seems to me he has inadvertently just admitted that (now that he’s losing to Mercedes again….πŸ˜©πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ) he has nothing to lose regarding the world title which, tbh, weirdly was won fair an square this year. (I’m not gonna lie, had the boys from Modena got theor “stuff” together coulda been an epic season! 😩) He then deliberately went for a gap not caring the result as per last year’s antics.

    Not only is he still tryin to bully his way past Hamilton, he is also shafting his teammate and more importantly the Team, without whom he may not have achieved his 2 titles. Seems he’s now demonstrating the attributes of a driver who thinks he has a divine right to overtake regardless as lo g as it’s somehow “within the rules” as most Hamilton fans suggested he was previously.

    Despite all the undeniable talent he has, it’s pretty crimgeworthy to hear his radio messages with the team this year. They should bring in a test driver for the final race (as I doubt he will really try to support Perez much for the final race) and send him a clear message regarding standards an expectations.

    For me he’ll always be an egotistic thing known.for leaving a bad scent in the air, which is a damn shame for sport in general.

  3. Should put in reserve driver for last race to show him he is not to big to be replaced. If he doesn’t follow team orders he should also be fined. It is Red Bull Racing not Max Verstappen Racing.

  4. Verstappen is not the best driver far from it he is way to crazy to be the best but he has the fastest car take him out of that car put any other driver in it and they become the champion f1 is not about the best driver its 100% the fastest car and until the make it as equal as possible for all drivers it will always be a joke.

  5. That kid will never grow up, and will always be and act a frigging SPOILT BRAT!! Hopefully not a wife beater either one day… Such as you know who!!

  6. Pmsl Hamilton fan club. You are all the same babies that didn’t stop crying last year (still crying now) when max didn’t move over and let lewis (the best driver there has ever been 🀣) past. The hypocrisy is unreal. Just accept that if they both had the same car Lewis wouldn’t get close. Move on.

    • Ok. So far everyone seems to have missed the VERY obvious incident with Ocon at the same track and same spot. Max is driving the “Hamilton positioned” car. Go watch the clips on you tube and figure out how much of a hypocrite and cry baby Max can be, specifically bullying cars out of the way. He may have great future in stock racing….

    • Look back at Silverstone when Max didn’t leave Hamilton enough room, RB wanted Hamilton hung. Look at Silverstone this year Hamilton passed Lecleac on same corner as Charles didn’t drive into him.

  7. Verstappen was right to go for the overtake. Even Palmer, who is not a Verstappen fan by any means, said it was a racing incident. But Brazils newest citizen, was always going to get the benefit of the doubt. Hence the Verstappen penalty. However Verstappen’s refusal to help Checo with 2nd place in the championship shows an unpleasant side to him and lost him a lot of fans.

    • Sorry mate go watch the verstappen vs Ocon incident in the same place same track.
      Max has clearly got talent but a bully and no respect for other drivers.

  8. The clog hopping daffodil picker will never be any different and will probably end up like his father a wife beater.
    He knows that he didn’t win fairly last year but doesn’t have the guts to own up to it.
    Horner and Marco made a rod for their backs when they gave him all that money in his pay rise and new contract.
    All he is and will ever be is a spoilt brat that thinks he is better than everybody else as he showed with pèrez.
    The team should give him a very large fine and put perez above him until he learns.

  9. To say lewis wouldnt get close in the same car is utter nonsense. Have you seen top gear? Lewis tops the time sheets all with the same car and was even 2nd on the list with a wet track and came back to do it in the dry. Max is a petulant little child. I liked him when he first came into F1 and was earmarked to be a champion one day. Last year’s championship was tainted, this year was (sort of) deserved although breaching the spend cap last year doesnt help matters and then to bang into the side of hamilton without any regard for anyone’s safety and with his words saying he was taking a chance, says it all really.

  10. I think Verstappen should be sacked by the team, for disobeying team orders. Time to get rid of him, as he’s not really a world champion.

  11. From what l observe, Hami may have lost his fighting edge but he is still in a league above little spoilt Max. The spoilt kid should go back to skate boarding, assuming they would have him. As for, George, a new champ in the making?

    The two races this weekend were the best lve watched in some years.

  12. Sorry mate go watch the verstappen vs Ocon incident in the same place same track.
    Max has clearly got talent but a bully and no respect for other drivers.

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