Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is furious about Lewis Hamilton’s victory, as the Mercedes driver crashed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen out of the race on the first lap.
Both Verstappen and Hamilton were battling for the lead, but then Hamilton became too ambitious through Copse and collided with the rear tire of the Red Bull on the inside line, sending him out of control and hard into the barriers.
Verstappen walked out of the car but not in the best shape, and had to be transported to the hospital after the crash.
Speaking after the race, Horner expressed his disappointment with the World Champion.
“It shouldn’t be like that to be honest with you,” he told Sky Sports F1.
“Max has incurred a 51G accident, Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time World Champion, he shouldn’t be making maneuvers like that, it’s unacceptable.
“Thank goodness the biggest result for us today is that he [Verstappen] was uninjured. He’s having to go to hospital for precautionary checks after a 51 G accident so I hope Lewis is very happy with himself.”
“He stuck a wheel up the inside in a corner that you just don’t stick a wheel up inside at Copse, at that corner in that circumstance, he was nowhere near ahead,” explained Horner.
“It was contact left front to right rear. And the speed that they’re traveling is one of the fastest corners in the championship and Lewis has got more than enough experience to know that that’s unacceptable.
“I’m just very disappointed that a driver of his calibre should make such a move. He’s dangerous. It looked desperate, and he’s put a competitor.. thank goodness uninjured, but in hospital getting himself checked out.”