As expected, the Dutch Max Verstappen He came out with the tip plugs against the English Lewis Hamilton after both were involved in an accident at the beginning of the Grand Prix of Great Britain de F1 that ended with the pilot of Red Bull at the hospital.
Verstappen, who was hospitalized for tests after being examined at Silverstone Medical Center, published in Twitter that Hamilton performed "A dangerous maneuver" for which he received a 10-second penalty.
“I am happy to be well. Very disappointed to have been eliminated like this (in the first round). The penalty applied does not help and does not reflect the dangerous maneuver that Lewis performed on the track ”wrote Verstappen. "Attending these kinds of celebrations while a pilot is still in the hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike, but let's move on ”, full.
Both fought elbow to elbow in each corner after a spectacular start to the race, but the battle ended with a touch between them that sent the Red Bull driver against the defenses of the corner Copse. Verstappen quickly got out of his car and the race was stopped with a red flag.
In the radio communication between the teams and the race management, Red Bull and Mercedes blamed each other. “All the drivers know that you cannot overtake on the inside at that corner. It's a huge accident and Lewis Hamilton should never have found himself in that position. Thank God Max is safe and sound ”, they declared from the Austrian team. "Lewis was completely at the height of Max and therefore had the right to try to overtake him", they considered from the German team.
Hamilton continued in the race, winning despite receiving a 10-second penalty for being held responsible for the accident and then celebrating euphorically in front of his audience.