Verstappen calls Hamilton disrespectful after Silverstone GP celebration

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 18, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen has called Lewis Hamilton’s celebrations after the British Grand Prix “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike” as the Dutchman was in the hospital at the time of the events.

Verstappen suffered a heavy crash during lap 1 of the British Grand Prix as the Mercedes of Hamilton made contact with his rear tire going through Copse, sending him out of control and into the barriers.

Hamilton was given a 10-second time penalty but was able to still win the race, and great celebrations followed after such a result. However, Verstappen wasn’t too happy about it as the British driver didn’t show compassion after the incident.

“I’m glad I’m ok,” Verstappen said in a statement on Twitter. “Very disappointed with being taken out like this.

“The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track.

“Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior, but we move on.”

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