Hamilton shoots backs at Marko’s “suddenly injured” comments

Lewis Hamilton has responded to comments made by Red Bull’s Helmut Marko regarding his condition after the Italian Grand Prix crash with Max Verstappen.

The big picture: Verstappen was heavily criticized for not checking on Hamilton’s condition after the crash during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

After walking away from the accident, Hamilton reported neck pain during a post-race interview, to which Marko accused him of being “suddenly injured,” and that Mercedes was “putting on a show.”

The backlash: Marko’s comments weren’t received well by the racing community and neither by Hamilton, who replied to the Red Bull advisor:

  • “I don’t really listen to what these individuals talk about,” Hamilton said.
  • “It’s natural, when a car lands on your head, you’re gonna have some sort of discomfort. As I said, I definitely felt something after the race, and then I said I was gonna get it checked out.”
  • “In a milisecond, anything can happen, so I did feel grateful to come out of it not badly injured. We move on.”
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