Max Verstappen admits that he has not changed his opinion about Mercedes’ celebrations after the British GP.
The 2021 British GP went totally opposite ways for the championship rivals Verstappen and Hamilton – the Dutchman went to the hospital after suffering a 51G impact in the lap 1 crash, while his opponent went on to win the race and celebrated it with the team and the fans. After the race, the Red Bull Racing driver shared his displeasure with such conduct. Ahead of the Hungarian GP, his opinion stays the same.
“If you mean with disrespectful, [it’s] when one guy is in the hospital and the other one is waving the flag around like nothing has happened while you pushed the guy into the wall at 51G….,” he said.
“And not only that, just the whole reaction of the team besides that, I think.
“That’s not how you celebrate the win, especially a win how they got it.
“So yeah, that’s what I found really disrespectful and in a way I mean it shows how they really are, you know. It comes out after a pressured situation. But I wouldn’t want to be seen like that.”
Verstappen has also revealed that he has had a talk with Hamilton regarding the crash and that he wants to put the incident behind.
“Yeah, he did call me. I don’t need to go into details about that but we did have a chat,” Verstappen added.
“You anyway can’t change the outcome,” he said. “I mean, I’m not happy with what happened there, especially to lose that many points due to someone else, but it’s what it is.
“I can’t really say a lot more about it, you know. I hit the wall quite hard, which is never what you want, but yeah, we’ll try, of course, have a good weekend here.”