Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes DIG at ARCH-RIVAL Max Verstappen, praises Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as ‘SENSIBLE’ after British GP
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes a dig at Max Verstappen and praises Charles Leclerc: The seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has…
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton takes a dig at Max Verstappen and praises Charles Leclerc: The seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has taken a dig at the reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen and has praised the Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc as ‘Sensible driver’ after the British Grand Prix got concluded. Follow Formula 1 Updates and Austrian Grand Prix Live on InsideSport.IN.
Lewis Hamilton had a fierce battle on track with Charles Leclerc and snatched the third spot from the Monegasque driver as the Ferrari driver fell short of another podium finish. “Charles did a great job. What a great battle,” Hamilton said.
“Very sensible driver and clearly a lot different to what we experienced last year. In Copse, for example, two of us went through there no problem. What a battle,” Hamilton added.
Hamilton and Verstappen shared a strained competition as Verstappen brought home the Formula One Championship title last season under controversial conditions. Meanwhile, the 2021 British Grand Prix was the location of one of the greatest arguments between the pair as Red Bull’s Verstappen was sent rushing into the barriers after making contact with seven-time champion Hamilton at Copse Corner.
MAX VERSTAPPEN. WORLD CHAMPION!!!
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Verstappen and Hamilton collide!
The title rivals come together at Copse, pitching Verstappen into a high-speed crash.
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However, on Sunday there was no such show as Hamilton and Ferrari’s Leclerc enjoyed a splendid fight. The two dueling genuinely on the very corner that had caused such a lot of turmoil the previous year.
Meanwhile, Verstappen was booed by the fans after the qualifying session and Hamilton came in support of the Dutch driver and told the fans that ‘we’re better than that’. Meanwhile, Hamilton has conceded before the fact that it was so challenging to lose the 2021 title to Verstappen, yet says he was motivated by his dad not to surrender.
“My dad put a value inside me about never giving up, and the easiest thing to do is to give up. But it’s not how you fall, it’s about how you get up. In that moment for me, no matter how painful it was – and it was so, so painful – just knowing there would be a kid watching… me shaking his hand just shows there is strength within regardless and I’m going to rise again,” Hamilton concluded.