British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has said he does not know why he should apologize for the collision with Max Verstappen at the start of the British Grand Prix.
Celebrating Lewis Hamilton after the UK Grand Prix at Silverstone.
According to the reigning champion, his Red Bull juice did not give him a place in a close duel in the first round, and therefore a collision occurred. The Dutch pilot then flew off the track and after hitting the barrier he had to have a check-up at the hospital.
Hamilton then, despite a ten-second penalty, won the race in front of 140,000 fans and reduced his deficit at the top of the World Cup to eight points.
“I do not think I am in a position to apologize for anything. We just raced there, “Hamilton told Autosport.com.
“But I’ve heard that Max is in the hospital and that’s something that definitely concerns me. None of us want anyone to get hurt. This is never my intention and I hope it is okay, “said the Mercedes driver.
“I have no idea why he has to be so aggressive. We went wheel to wheel together and that’s fine. But you also have to give the other one a place. It is never the fault of just one person. It’s always about the two of them finding a balance, “he added.Read more Hamilton first sent Verstappen to the hospital, then won
The Dutch rider described Hamilton’s subsequent victorious celebrations as disrespectful and unsportsmanlike.
“First of all, I’m glad I’m fine. It was quite a big impact of 51 G. But I already feel good, “wrote Verstappen on social networks. “But I am very disappointed that I was eliminated in this way. The penalty did not help us in any way and does not correspond to the dangerous maneuver that Lewis performed on the track. Watching celebrations after the race while I’m still in the hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike conduct. But we are moving on, “he said.
After the accident, he complained of shoulder pain and dizzy. That is why he underwent a CT examination and was released from the hospital on Sunday evening.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner didn’t like the collision in which Hamilton hit Verstappen’s right rear tire in a thrilling duel full of attempts to overtake. He called the British maneuver dangerous and unacceptable.
“I don’t see how Lewis can enjoy winning when an opponent gets to the hospital,” Horner said.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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