For Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton’s celebrations had been a load of bull.
Verstappen, present F1 driver’s championship chief, landed within the hospital as a precautionary measure after a devastating wreck on Lap 1 of Sunday’s 2021 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, a lot to the chagrin of Purple Bull and F1 followers all over the place.
The crash occurred after Hamilton hit Verstappen in the correct rear tire, inflicting the Purple Bull driver to careen off the monitor and into the wall at one of many quickest corners on the monitor and within the championship. Verstappen hit the wall at 51G.
Hamilton went on to win the race and celebrated continuous with followers on the monitor afterward — which Verstappen clearly had a problem with. The Purple Bull racer took to social media to ship a wreck of his personal to the Mercedes racer:
Glad I’m okay. Very upset with being taken out like this. The penalty given doesn’t assist us and doesn’t do justice to the damaging transfer Lewis made on monitor. Watching the celebrations whereas nonetheless in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike conduct however we transfer on pic.twitter.com/iCrgyYWYkm
— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 18, 2021
“Glad I am okay. Very upset with being taken out like this. The penalty given doesn’t assist us and does not do justice to the damaging transfer Lewis made on monitor. Watching the celebrations whereas nonetheless in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike conduct however we transfer on,” Verstappen’s tweet reads.
The collision itself was a bit controversial: Whereas it was one thing of a 50-50 racing incident, Hamilton was assessed a 10-second penalty for inflicting the collision, with race stewards levying the blame for the wreck on Hamilton.
As is predicted, Purple Bull boss Christian Horner was very peeved.
🗣 “Lewis has obtained greater than sufficient expertise to know that that is unacceptable.”
— Sky Sports activities Information (@SkySportsNews) July 19, 2021
“Max has incurred a 51G accident,” Horner stated after the race. “Lewis Hamilton is an eight-time world champion. He should not be making maneuvers like that. It is unacceptable.
“Thank goodness, the largest consequence for us at present is that he was unhurt. He is needed to go to the hospital for precautionary measures after a 51G accident. I hope Lewis may be very pleased with himself.”
Max Verstappen’s crash on the #BritishGP had a recorded affect of 51G.
Not solely would a median individual go out by 10G, however that is what his automobile seemed like afterward.
Glad he is okay 🙏 pic.twitter.com/GIv9bAsl45
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) July 18, 2021
Hamilton’s 10-second penalty was all for naught, as he caught Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc within the closing laps of the race to take the win. Verstappen appears wholesome, which can also be a plus.
All’s effectively that ends effectively, however the beef is simply getting began.