Max Verstappen branded ‘silly’ and ‘frustrated with Lewis Hamilton’ by Red Bull chief

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MAX VERSTAPPEN and Lewis Hamilton have been rivals for the previous few years.

Max Verstappen makes refined dig at Lewis Hamilton

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Max Verstappen was ‘foolish’ to get into contact with Lewis Hamilton final yr however the Dutchman was simply ‘pissed off with Lewis Hamilton’ all through the season, in keeping with Pink Bull’s tech skilled Adrian Newey.  Verstappen made contact with Hamilton on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in an intense battle as tensions boiled over.

The Pink Bull star appeared to ease off the accelerator earlier than the braking zone with Hamilton hitting the again of Verstappen’s automobile. Newey known as the transfer ‘foolish’ however warned Hamilton was not completely fault-free throughout the intense title battle.

He stated the pair’s crash on the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was a ‘skilled foul’ by seven-time champion Hamilton. The pair went side-by-side into the damaging Copse left-hander with Hamilton making contact with Verstappen’s rear left tyre.

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Max Verstappen branded 'silly' and 'frustrated with Lewis Hamilton' by Red Bull chief

Max Verstappen was ‘pissed off’ with Lewis Hamilton throughout his title battle (Picture: Getty)

The impression was sufficient to throw the Pink Bull man into the wall at 160mph. Newey instructed race.com: “Most likely what he did in Brazil final yr was a bit naughty. We’ve got rather a lot in frequent, in a way of how a lot we love doing what we do and driving, then on the opposite aspect, we’re ruthless. He’s ruthless, I’m.”

Verstappen is embroiled in one other title battle this season as he goals to tackle Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Nonetheless, pundits have claimed racing between the pair is totally different than it was with Hamilton.

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Max Verstappen branded 'silly' and 'frustrated with Lewis Hamilton' by Red Bull chief

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton got here collectively in Saudi Arabia (Picture: Getty)

The previous karting companions haven’t made contact all season regardless of intense battles in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Verstappen stated: “It feels extra pure to compete towards drivers that I’ve competed towards previously – in karts and have now come to F1. Specifically Charles. It is good to see that we’re two younger guys competing for victories – we’ve fought some good duels to date.”

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