“I’m ready to talk to Max, on the track you need respect, because otherwise episodes like this will happen again”. So hot in the post-race Lewis Hamilton he had stressed that he wanted to discuss what happened with his rival at the Copse on the first lap of the British Grand Prix (and perhaps not only given that the duel between the two lasted from the turning off of the traffic lights up to that point of the circuit).
Hamilton ready to discuss with Max: “On the track you need respect”
As reported by the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf sources close to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen of the Mercedes and Red Bull teams have confirmed that among the duelists for the title there has already been a telephone clarification with Hamilton calling Verstappen. The content of the call, of course, was neither disclosed nor described. The seven-time world champion had declared that he did not intend to apologize and most likely, judging by the statements made publicly by the Stevenage driver, Hamilton’s goal was to reiterate his point of view towards Verstappen on what happened last Sunday, apex probably inevitable in a long series of duels in which Hamilton had always found himself forced to give way to Verstappen. At the Copse, however, Hamilton did not lift his foot, or at least not enough. The maneuver was punished with a ten-second penalty by the commissioners and Verstappen after the impact was transported to the Coventry hospital to carry out detailed checks after a crash at 51 G.
Hamilton-Verstappen, Hakkinen: “Pure race accident”
In just over a week, the press conference on the eve of the Hungarian Grand Prix is scheduled, the last appointment before the summer break. We’ll see if the FIA will organize a meeting dedicated to the ‘post-Silverstone’ with Hamilton and Verstappen available to the media at the same time. In the past in 2017, after what happened in Baku, Hamilton and Vettel held a press conference as a couple on the Thursday for the presentation of the appointment in Austria.