“At the start we saw Max Verstappen in his most authentic version, he was very good at positioning the car in an intelligent way and then bringing the attack. Of course, if Hamilton hadn’t widened his trajectory once he noticed Max, perhaps the outcome of the maneuver would have been different “. Like this Christian Horner he commented on the wheel to wheel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the start at Montmelò, with the Dutch Red Bull driver taking the lead after starting from the front row alongside Lewis Hamilton.
Horner: “I hope Hamilton is happy with himself”
Head-to-head in Spain is just one of the many occasions on which few centimeters they separated the RB16-B # 33 and the W12 # 44 this season. Even in Imola, for example, Hamilton had tried to resist Verstappen’s progression at the start, finding himself forced to jump on the yellow sausages placed outside the Variante del Tamburello, with Max who on the occasion ‘widened’ the trajectory in a completely legal way. leaving no room for Hamilton.
Yamamoto (Honda): “Hamilton-Verstappen race accident”
At the Copse at Silverstone, on the other hand, Hamilton tried the attack all the way with Verstappen who did not leave enough space, at least according to the defending champion. The result was the retirement for the Dutch driver. Christian Horner and Heltmut Marko accused Hamilton with strong words, while Yamamoto for example (Honda man) judged the episode a race accident. What is out of place, as pointed out by journalist Mark Hughes on the headline The-Race.com, is theinconsistency by Christian Horner, ready to be proud of Max Verstappen’s feats and at the same time to criticize Hamilton’s aggression as it happened in Great Britain. Words that are highly weakened in the light of a ‘historian’ in which Horner has always praised the Garibaldi attitude of Verstappen.